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Travellers welcomed to holiday and visit as businesses continue to open in beautiful Samoa

As the Christmas and New Year holiday is just around the corner, travellers and visitors are ensured that Samoa is safe to travel and still open for business. The Samoan Government has confirmed that travellers to Samoa do not need to produce certification of vaccination upon arrival when visiting. However, all are still encouraged to update their vaccination statuses before travelling.

Travellers advised to take heed of nation-wide vaccination campaign

The Samoan Government is not taking any chances from here on out with the measles epidemic, as new Orders of State of Emergency took effect immediately today in preparation of a nation-wide vaccination campaign, to be implemented towards the end of this week.

Newly crowned Miss Pacific Islands dedicates win to the families and victims of measles in her home, Samoa

CONGRATULATIONS: The newly crowned Miss Pacific Islands, Fonoifafo Nancy McFarland Seumanu immediately after being crowned is with the Chairman of the Pageant and Samoa Minister of Tourism, Hon. Sala Fata Pinati and his good lady Cecilia Ah Leong-Pinati at the Stanley Hotel Suites on Saturday, 30th November 2019 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Samoa secures bid to host 2020 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant after rigid competition

The next Miss Pacific Islands Pageant in 2020 will be held in Apia, after Samoa won the bid to bring the Pageant home to celebrate 34 years since its establishment.It didn’t come easy for Samoa, as it had to overcome a tough competition from Fiji, who also vied to host the Pageant. The decision was finalised at the Miss Pacific Islands Board of Directors meeting in Port Moresby.

Samoa is safe and continues to welcome visitors - Travellers advised to check vaccination status

Samoa continues to welcome visitors as it is still open for business despite the country’s measles epidemic. The head of public health, Tagaloa Dr. Robert Thompsen, reassured travellers to Samoa that it is safe.

Samoa showcases at the China International Travel Mart 2019

Samoa was the focal point of one of the biggest travel exhibitions in China - the China International Travel Mart (CITM) 2019, which was held in the modern capital city and transportation hub of China’s southern Yunnan province, Kunming.



VISITOR NUMBERS AT A GLANCE

For the month of October 2019
A Samoa 1156
-4.2 %
NZ 6539
-4.8 %
Australia 2920
-9.8 %
USA 997
-2.4 %
Canada 43
-24.6 %
OPI 497
70.8 %
UK 164
-29.6 %
Germany 55
-30.4 %
OEC 142
-51.9 %
Japan 27
-70.7 %
China 490
121.7 %
OAC 1016
246.8 %
Other Countries 498
-96.6 %


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