Alert Level 2

Samoa to open international borders

Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa said Cabinet considered the plan for reopening of international borders.

“Critical to this decision are the current rates of our vaccination programme, amendments to quarantine conditions and the opening of borders of our neighboring countries, like Australia and Fiji as well as New Zealand in October this year,” Fiame said yesterday.

Cabinet also approved the continuation of Alert level two (orange) for another two weeks with some amendments.

The National University of Samoa will resume classes as planned early this month.

Samoa to move to Alert Level 2 for two weeks

The change was announced this evening by Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa.

Fiame said under Alert Level 2, some amendments have been made to the State of Emergency Orders to help reduce congestion in public places, continue to drive vaccination and testing programmes and to assist in slowing down new infections.

“At the same time Level 2 provides space for Government ministries, corporations, private sector and civil society to operate businesses and deliver services required for the country.

These amendments include:

Samoa to return to Alert Level 2, businesses, work, government services to reopen

The change will come into effect on the suspension of the nationwide lockdown at 6pm today and will be for a duration of 2 weeks.

Cabinet endorsed the decision and Level 2 is activated upon confirmation that any affected person is isolated in a controlled quarantine site and there is no community transmission.

As of this morning, there are 27 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country and all of them are in quarantine.