1. The Samoa High Commission will close indefinitely from Thursday, 26 March 2020. This is in line with the New Zealand Government raising its COVID-19 alert system to Level 4 from 11:59pm on Wednesday, 25 March 2020.
For emergencies during the office closure, please contact 027 254 8368 or 027 365 6672.
2. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Samoan Government has declared a State of Emergency. The latest State of Emergency Order (24 March 2020) can be viewed here: Samoan Version / English Version. According to the latest State of Emergency, international travel to and from Samoa will be suspended from 12:00am Thursday, 26 March 2020.
For further updates, please refer to the Government of Samoa Website: http://www.samoagovt.ws/
3. On Monday, 23 March 2020, HE Leasi Papali'i Tommy Scanlan, High Commissioner of Samoa to New Zealand, delivered a speech on Samoa's response to the COVID-19 via Samoa Capital Radio (Wellington). A copy of this speech can be viewed here.
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