Samoa’s preventative measures hitting travellers

Travel restrictions imposed by Samoa’s government amid the deadly global outbreak of coronavirus are having an impact on those planning to visit from New Zealand.

Although Samoa has not recorded a case, travellers are required to get a medical clearance at least three days before their arrival in Apia to confirm they are free of any infectious diseases.

However, a Samoan community leader in New Zealand said the confusion and the cost to get a medical clearance was forcing many people to cancel their travel plans.

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