Are you travelling to Samoa anytime soon? Our travel advice provides you with information on places of interest, the climate and possible health risks. It is for example good to know that vaccinations are recommended for Samoa, although these are only mandatory when you enter the country from a country where yellow fever is prevalent. Which specific vaccinations you require, is dependent on the duration of your stay in this heavenly archipelago.
Samoa is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean. The Western Samoa islands are part of the Independent State of Samoa, whereas the eastern islands are incorporated territory of the United States, also known as American Samoa. The Independent State of Samoa consists of two main islands – Upolu and Savai’i – and four smaller islands. The country in Oceania is located north of Tonga and northeast of Fiji. Further to the south and west are New Zealand and Australia, respectively. Samoa has a tropical rainforest climate with a wet season between October and April. Winter, from May to October, is therefore considered to be best time to travel to Samoa. The paradisiacal islands are an ideal destination for travellers who are looking for both tranquillity and adventure. The country is home to beautiful beaches, traditional villages and spectacular waterfalls. Also in Samoa is the largest ancient structure of Polynesia: Pulemelei Mound. The capital Apia is characterised by a pleasant atmosphere and is the only city in the country.
Regardless of your travel plans for Samoa, always take into account the risk of (tropical) diseases. Our KLM Health Services experts gladly tell you whether you require vaccinations and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Samoa vaccinations: the most common risks
In Samoa, various (tropical) diseases occur to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Samoa and you will know at an instant which specific vaccinations you require.