Three weeks to go until the PSRH Conference in Samoa and the excitement is increasing. Samoa opened its borders on the 1 August 2022 to international travelers with no requirement to quarantine, and the country has already welcomed many plane loads of dignitaries, officials, and tourists back to beautiful! Alongside the open borders Samoa has posted its COVID Traveler Health Requirements. 

For all participants travelling to Samoa for the conference we recommend you check the details NOW so you have enough time to get COVID shots or hard copies of vaccination status. 

 The full itemised requirements are listed on this page Samoa Official Trave Updates, but here is a quick snapshot of the key items. 

Pre-departure Entry Requirements:

This is to be followed by in-country RAT testing on Day 3 All passengers are to arrange and have a supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) done at any public health facility or private clinic within the first 3 days of arrival.

Please note that ALL passengers 12 years and older must have a current COVID vaccination certificate and it must be printed out. No electronic copies, (such as the My Vaccine Pass on mobiles) will be permitted. 

All vaccination programmes must have been completed 2 weeks prior to arriving at the border. 

New Zealand Travellers

Please obtain your hard copy of your vaccination pass asap from your health professional, or local pharmacy. Plan your supervised RAT test at your local health clinic or pharmacy and have it printed out and signed to attach to your health declaration documentation. 

Australian Travellers 

Australian travellers please note that Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Novavax, or Moderna are all valid vaccinations. You may also be able to organsie a print out of your vaccination certificate and a supervised RAT test at your local health clinic, or pharmacy. 

Now is the time to get organised and get all your documents in place. Remember that anyone who does not have the correct certification (in printed copy!!) will be denied boarding, and we don’t want anyone to miss the plane. 

Don’t forget too that you need to register for the Conference and pay the registration fee now, unless you are a sponsored attendee. Don’t forget to choose your pre-conference workshops and organise your discounted accommodation using the code PSRH22 at the hotels listed. 

We are very excited to bring you a full programme and a time of learning, networking all against the warm background of legendary Samoan hospitality!