A list of essential information about Samoa, including language, currency, visa requirements, time zone, dialling code and emergency numbers.
Language: Samoan, English
Currency: Samoan tala (ST) – check latest exchange rates on xe.com
Visas: Free / 30-day issued at border with proof of onward travel; see visa requirements for more details
Time zone: GMT +13
Dialling code: 685
Emergency codes: Police 995, Medical 996, Fire 994
Capital city: Apia, ‘Upolu
Tipping: Not expected
Electricity: 230V/50hz. Samoa uses the below AC power plug and socket. We recommend the OREI travel adaptor. It works in over 150 countries and includes a USB charger.
Insurance: We recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com – available in over 150 countries.
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