Samoa destination information

All you need to know before visiting Samoa

Samoa summary

Samoa is a small country with around 195K Samoan. Official languages are Samoan and English. Samoa uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+13:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Samoa is Tala (WST).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 9
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 79

ATMs in Samoa are Common. Internet speed in Samoa is on average 1.9 Mbps. In Samoa you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Apia
🗣️ English Samoan
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 195K ☀️ ~27 °C 🌧 ~247 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 3k km2 (1k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Samoa uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type I.

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • Samoan


Currency 💱

1 WST = 1 USD

Samoa uses the Samoan t?l? (symbol: T), code WST.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 t?l?s. T?l? is subdivided into 100 senes. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 t?l?s and 50, 20 and 10 senes.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Samoa. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Samoa. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Samoa uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Samoa upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Samoa, dial +, then 685 (the country code for Samoa), then the area code and the local number.


international: + 685 1234567
calling local: 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Samoa is on average 1.9 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 50.10 WST, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Bluesky or Digicel.


Rules 🚗

In Samoa you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 24 km/h (14 mph) in all built-up areas and 40-72 km/h (24-44 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

Countries nearby Samoa

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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Samoan embassies

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