Official languages ​​are Samoan and English.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/16/2022 holy saturday

04/17/2022 Easter Sunday

04/18/2022 easter monday

04/25/2022 ANZAC Day

05/08/2022 Mother’s Day

06/01/2022 Independence Day

11/04/2022 Arbor Day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas


Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported into Samoa duty-free (persons aged 16 and over): 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars/cigarillos or 250 g of tobacco; 1L of alcoholic beverages (tourists only).

Import Restrictions

The importation of live animals, plants and fruits is only allowed with the prior approval of the Ministry of Agriculture in Apia. More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

Weapons, ammunition, explosives, drugs, prescription drugs (sedatives, narcotics, etc.) without a detailed medical certificate and pornographic products.

Contact addresses

Embassy of Samoa

(Also responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.)

Avenue Commandant Lothaire 1
+32 (0)2 660 84 54.



Mon-Thu 09.00-16.30, Fri 09.00-16.00.

Honorary Consulate of Samoa
Colloredogasse 31
+43 (0)1 470 05 10. Honorary Consulate of Samoa

Another honorary consulate in Hamburg.

Witzlebenstrasse 6
+49 (0)30 55 57 08 94


Business etiquette

The best time for business trips is between May and October. Business hours: Mon-Fri 0800-1200 and 1330-1630.

Business contacts

Department of Trade, Commerce and Industry PO Box 862, Apia Tel: (685) 204 71. Samoa Chamber of Commerce c/o Pacific Corporate Services, PO Box 1378, Apia Tel: 253 45.



Direct dialing service to Samoa; International calls must be made through Samoa Communications Ltd on Beach Road.

Mobile phone

According to, Samoa has its own analog cellular system operated by Telecom Samoa Cellular. If the traveler’s cell phone is compatible, Telecom Samoa Cellular can provide a phone number and charge for calls to the credit card. VIP Cellphone Rentals rents cell phones.


Internet and e-mail access is available at Computer Services Ltd. and Cyber ​​Booth, both at Lotemau Shopping Centre, Apia. Internet cafes are also available in Upolu and in Savaii.

Post office

Airmail shipments to Europe take about three weeks. Opening hours of the main post office: Mon-Fri 08.00-16.30. It is located on Beach Road in Apia. Poste restante items are sent to Post Restante, Chief Post Office, Apia, Samoa. The name of the addressee must of course not be missing.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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