Samoa tightens entry rules

Due to the limited and delayed supply of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax Facility, Samoa is tightening its restrictions on people entering the country

The Health Ministry advised that travellers including crew are “required to be fully vaccinated before entry into Samoa” with any Covid-19 vaccine, preferably vaccines already pre-qualified by the World Health Organisation (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm).

“A legitimate vaccine certificate is required for boarding,” the ministry said.

“Being fully vaccinated implies completion of the required prescribed doses as per vaccine used.

“All should have completed two weeks post vaccination prior to travel.

“The vaccine certificate must be a health authority approved certificate/card of country where vaccination took place.”

The ministry said intending passengers who had been Covid-19 positive six months since recovery would have to pass tests before they could enter the country.

Honourable Faimalotoa Kika Stowers-Ah Kau, Minister of Health. Photo: Samoa Gov

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