Samoa Moves to Alert Level 1 and Further Relaxes all SOE Orders

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Monday 30 May 2022, Apia Samoa. The Prime Minister of Samoa Hon Fiame Naomi Mataafa has today announced Samoa will move to Alert Level 1 for the next four weeks, commencing from midnight 31st of May to midnight 28th of June 2022. The shift includes the further relaxing of Samoa’s State of Emergency orders as the nation prepares to welcome the world back through re-opening its borders.

Prime Minister’s press statement, Monday 30 May 2022.

“All businesses to return to normal opening hours from Monday to Sunday,” stated the Prime Minister in a public address.

At the border, Samoa will continue with PCR tests for arriving passengers, however, the the condition to home isolate for seven days, has been removed.

There will also be a resumption of daily flights from American Samoa to Apia, confirmed the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister also announced that shore leave for fishing boat crew members, can be granted upon arrival at Matautu Wharf while offloading their catches and replenishment of supplies.

Children under five years old are now also permitted in public places, conditional on adherence to health requirements.

The Prime Minister urged the public to continue the wearing facial masks, social distancing and good hygiene.

“Our efforts towards achieving herd immunity for Samoa will continue to require everyone’s assistance and support. Central to this is our responsibility to keep our families and loved ones safe,” Fiame reiterated.

“We have come along way in this campaign and have accomplished a lot, however let us not loose focus of the major tasks ahead of us in terms of preventing new infections and cooperation to drive our recovery,” concluded the Prime Minister.

“May the Holy Spirit continue to comfort you, please stay safe as we celebrate 60 years of Independence. God Bless Samoa.”

The new State of Emergency Orders will be published once received.