Removal of state of emergency

Samoa to end Covid state of emergency ahead of reopening

Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa said Samoa's "journey with Covid-19 has been a long two years" and like all countries, Samoa has seen and felt the ravages of the virus across all sectors of the economy.

Fiame said Samoa's "norms" have changed including wearing masks, social distancing, and adapting to periodic nationwide lockdowns to minimise the rapid spread of the virus.