Samoa Travel Advice, Embassies & Tourist Offices

Travel Advice

Last updated: 24 April 2015

The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.


Crime

The level of serious crime is low, but incidents of petty theft are fairly common.  Don’t leave your belongings unattended. Use hotel safes for passports and valuables.

Road travel

Samoa switched to driving on the left in 2009. As many vehicles have steering wheels on the left, you should take care when driving on the roads. Observe speed limits strictly.

You should avoid driving at night out of built-up areas. Vehicle safety regulations are not consistently enforced and traffic violations occur routinely. Roads in Samoa often cross small streams. Take care when crossing these streams.

Swimming

Tide changes can produce powerful currents in ocean lagoons. Take local advice before swimming. Fatal accidents have occurred at popular beaches. 

Newsletter