A powerful cyclone in the South Pacific is battering Samoa, and is expected to hit Tonga on Saturday and Fiji on Sunday. Samoa Hit The strongest cyclone in 20 years hit Samoa on Thursday killing three people. After movin
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Samoa Travel warnings
We're still working on our own traveller-specific safety tips for Samoa.In the meantime here's some great information from the US State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), which is part of the Bure
Samoa and American Samoa were hit by a Tsunami in the early hours of Wednesday 30th September. Several Tsunami waves up to 20 feet high, triggered by an earthquake with a magnitude between 8.0 and 8.3, swept ashore on
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One year on from Samoa tsunami (190 dead in region), an amazing story of survival from NZHerald: http://bit.ly/aaBwiJalmost 6 years ago
... and a new #tsunami alert for Samoa http://bit.ly/1boscF (via @OxfamAustralia)almost 7 years ago
Recommended vaccinations for Samoa
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.
Yellow fever - transit
Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present. If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.