Samoa (Western Independent State) vaccinations: which ones do you need?

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.


In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.


In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.


Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.


Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.

Typhoid fever

Vaccination against typhoid fever depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Yellow Fever - possibly compulsory

In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Samoa: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Samoa as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Samoa? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Samoa vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Samoa? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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