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Samoa Country Quickfacts

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Area:  2,831 km² (1,093 sq mi)
Capital: Apia
Country Code: 685
Country Population: 194,320
Credit Cards: Major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Master Card) are accepted within tourist areas, hotels and restaurants.
Currency: Tala (WST)
Departure Tax: A tax of WST40.00 is applied for every international departure. WST cash only.
Drives on the: Left
Electricity: 220 - 240 V (Australian Configuration)
Ethnic Groups: Mostly Samoan with a small percentage from Euronesians (European and Polynesian ancestors) and Europeans.
Flag: Samoa Flag
Location:  South Pacific Islands northeast of New Zeland
Official Language(s): Samoan, English
Religion: Christian, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Latter Day Saints and Samoan Assebmlies of God
Time Zone: UTC+13:00
Tipping: Tipping is not practiced in Samoa. However exceptional service may be recognized by direct offerings to your server/staff.



Samoa Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Samoa. 

Learn about the history and culture of Samoa, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Samoa's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, and 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Samoa for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Samoa vacations today!


Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover after or before one of your Samoa tours at one of Goway's other South Pacific destinations. You can choose from our selection of Australian vacations, New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages, one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. 

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Goway’s Downunder wizards can offer you many ways to explore and enjoy Samoa. Choose from a simple island stopover and much more.  We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Samoa.



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