Official languages are Samoan and English.
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
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).
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 Countryaah.com.
Weapons, ammunition, explosives, drugs, prescription drugs (sedatives, narcotics, etc.) without a detailed medical certificate and pornographic products.
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
+43 (0)1 470 05 10. Honorary Consulate of Samoa
Another honorary consulate in Hamburg.
+49 (0)30 55 57 08 94
The best time for business trips is between May and October. Business hours: Mon-Fri 0800-1200 and 1330-1630.
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.
According to Abbreviationfinder.org, 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.
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: www.dw-world.de) to request.