Samoa Travel Information
English and Samoan
Christian 99.7% (about half of the Christian population belongs to the London Missionary Society)
This region of the southwest Pacific is typically tropical. You could almost be guaranteed that the temperature will range between 20°C (68°F) and 30°C (86°F) at any time of the day, any day of the year. Humidity is always high but the even temperature and fresh sea breezes ensures that conditions are never too stuffy. Heavy rainfall occurs between October and April, easing off a bit around the middle of the year.
Tourist visas of 30 days are granted on arrival. You must have a valid passport and an onward ticket. Extensions for another 30 days may be obtained by applying in person at the Immigration Office in Apia.
Faleolo Airport (APW), north Upolu, 37km from Apia Town Centre.
Tala (ST). Most resorts, restaurants and shops in Apia accept major credit cards. ATM machines are available at the International Airport, in downtown Apia and at Salealoga (Savai'i).
Local Health Conditions
Occasional outbreaks of Dengue fever and Filariasis.