Samoa

8-31-20

Samoa Post advises that the government has extended the state of emergency until Sept. 27, 2020. There is one cargo flight per week to and from New Zealand. Consequently, Samoa Post can send outbound mail and receive inbound mail only once per week. Furthermore, all inbound mail is subject to a seven-day quarantine before being processed and delivered. Owing to these conditions, Samoa Post wishes to advise all partners and Union member countries that delays are to be expected.

6-11-20

Samoa Post advises that the government has extended a state of emergency until July 2. There is currently one cargo flight to and from New Zealand per week, and Samoa Post is now sending outbound mail to New Zealand only. Outbound mail to all other countries is still suspended until further notice. Samoa Post is also able to deliver any inbound mail with minimal delays.

5-15-20

Samoa Post advises that all postal services remain suspended until further notice. Additionally the Samoan Government has extended the state of emergency until June 2, 2020.

4-8-20

Samoa Post advises it has suspended all postal services, including all inbound and outbound mail, until further notice due to the continued impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the extended government-declared state of emergency until May 2.

4-1-20

Temporary Service Suspension The U.S. Postal Service received notice that various postal operators are no longer able to process or deliver international mail or services originating from the United States due to service disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result, the Postal Service is currently unable to accept items destined for Samoa at any Post Office or postal facility location, effective April 3 until further notice. Customers are asked to refrain from entering items addressed to Samoa into the USPS system effective immediately.

These service disruptions affect Priority Mail Express International® (PMEI), Priority Mail International® (PMI), First-Class Mail International® (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®), International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®), and M-Bag® items.

For any returned item bearing a customs form, the Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the suspension of service. For all other returned items not bearing a customs declarations form, the Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the suspension of service, or the sender may remail them with the existing postage once service has been restored. When remailing under this option, customers must cross out the markings “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender.”

Unless otherwise noted, service suspensions to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.