Samoa is a beautiful Island in the South Pacific.
It is among the safest archipelagos in the South Pacific but street crimes and natural hazards are common.
Crime Rates in Samoa
- Compared to other Pacific islands, Samoa is relatively safe.
- Crime rates are relatively low with only a few residential break-ins reported.
- Apia, Samoa's Capital has had the highest crime rates with crimes related to selling drugs, mugging, pickpocketing, theft and assault being rampant.
- Avoid all poorly lit areas in major urban centres in Samoa.
- Always walk in groups of more than or at least two people.
- Do all your shopping or errands preferably during the day.
- Always keep a low profile. It is easy for muggers to spot an unsuspecting visitor.
- Avoid wearing expensive jewelry. Keep it simple or you might as well keep it local, the Samoan way.
Natural Hazards in Samoa
- Located in a highly seismic region, Samoa is prone to earthquakes.
- Natural calamities such as cyclones, tsunamis, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions are also common.
- No need to panic though. The local authorities in Samoa have installed a Tsunami warning system to warn residents in case of emergencies.
Health Safety in Samoa
- Before visiting Samoa, always run a vaccination check.
- Always seek medical advice from your travel doctor concerning the routine vaccinations in Samoa.
Recommended Vaccinations (consult your travel doctor)
- Hepatitis A and B
- Yellow Fever
- Chicken Pox
Political and Civil Unrest in Samoa
- There's very little or no political unrests in Samoa.
- Thus, Samoa is among the safest places in the Pacific.
Terrorism in Samoa
- The threat is relatively low but not a single country can be totally free of terrorism.
Emergency Numbers in Samoa
- In case of emergencies, dial the following 24/7 service toll lines.
- 994 for fire emergencies
- 995 for police
- 996 for medical emergencies