Samoa

Capital Apia

Population 194,899

Area 2,842 km2

Key facts

Samoa is a country located in Polynesia. The country has no land neighbors. As for languages, the country's residents speak Samoan and English.

The national currency in Samoa is Samoan tālā (WST). The tālā ($) is subdivided into 100 sene.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 2.68 WST and 1 USD is worth 2.73 WST.

Samoan
Banknotes

$2$5$10$20$50$100

Samoan
Coins

102050$1$2

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Samoa has more ATMs.59.39 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in Samoa. Type I is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type I 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Samoa?

There are no Mariott hotels in Samoa.

There are no Hilton hotels in Samoa.

There are no IHG hotels in Samoa.

There are no Best Western hotels in Samoa.

There are no Radisson hotels in Samoa.

There are no Accor hotels in Samoa.

What fast food chains are present in Samoa?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Samoa.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Samoa.

The KFC chain does not operate in Samoa.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Samoa.

The Subway chain does not operate in Samoa.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Samoa.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Samoa.

Weather

Today the sun in Apia, rises at 6:06 AM and sets at 6:24 PM. The climate of Apia may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5OvercastLow: 25.7°C (78.26°F)High: 30.1°C (86.18°F)
ThursdayOct 6OvercastLow: 25.5°C (77.9°F)High: 30.3°C (86.54°F)
FridayOct 7OvercastLow: 25.3°C (77.54°F)High: 30.6°C (87.08°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 25°C (77°F)High: 31°C (87.8°F)
SundayOct 9Partly cloudlyLow: 25.1°C (77.18°F)High: 29.9°C (85.82°F)
MondayOct 10Partly cloudlyLow: 25.7°C (78.26°F)High: 30.7°C (87.26°F)

Weather data for Apia (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Samoa.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in Samoa.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Samoa traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 13.00 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 3: Reconsider travel. 

Emergency phones in Samoa

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Samoa?

Currently, citizens of 198 countries can enter Samoa without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Samoa.

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