Samoa is requiring all passengers entering the country or transiting through it to undergo medical screening three days prior to travel to the country.
The government is also enforcing reductions in international air service to reduce the flow of travel.
- Samoa Airways must reduce its Auckland – Apia service from 5 times a week down to 3. Air New Zealand has to reduce its frequency on the route from 6 to 3.
- Both Samoa Airways and Talofa Airways have to drop their Pago Pago – Apia frequencies down to four times a day each.
- Fiji Airways has to reduce Nadi – Apia from five down to two times a week.
Samoa is requiring 14 day quarantine even passengers who transited Thailand or Singapore prior to entering the country. They’ve turned away their own citizens who connected in Singapore.
Other passengers were quarantined on arrival when Hawaiian Airlines failed to refuse boarding though under Samoa’s rules they should have been quarantined for two weeks prior to travel.
Meanwhile Micronesia banned travelers from any country where there was a confirmed coronavirus case.