Samoa

7-9-21

Samoa’s post advises that the government has extended a state of emergency until Aug. 2.

6-7-21

Samoa’s post advises that the government has extended the state of emergency until July 4. As there is still only one cargo flight into and out of the country per week, the post requests that all mail to Samoa be sent as closed transit through New Zealand. Please note that, since the cargo flight arrives in the country late on Friday, all inbound mail is processed the following Monday, as Samoa’s post does not operate on the weekend. Inbound mail is not subject to three days’ quarantine upon arrival at the office of exchange.

5-12-21

Samoa’s post advises that the government has extended the state of emergency until June 15. All inbound mail is subject to a three-day quarantine upon arrival and delays in the delivery of mail are therefore to be expected.

3-16-21

Samoa’s post advises that the government has extended a state of emergency until April 14. There is only one cargo flight into and out of the country per week. All inbound mail is subject to a three-day quarantine upon arrival and customers should expect delays in mail delivery.

2-16-21

Samoa’s post advises that the government has extended a state of emergency until March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All inbound mail is subject to a three-day quarantine upon arrival. Also expect delays in delivery of mail.

1-20-21

Samoa’s post advises that the government has extended a state of emergency until Feb. 17. All inbound mail is subject to a three-day quarantine upon arrival and delays in mail delivery are to be expected.

12-17-20

Samoa Post advises that the government has extended the state of emergency until Jan. 16, 2021, and the restrictions detailed before remain unchanged.

11-19-20

Samoa’s post advises that the government has extended a state of emergency until Dec. 23.

10-29-20

Samoa’s post advises that the government has extended a state of emergency until Nov. 22 and restrictions remain unchanged. It is able to send only express mail service items to the United States. Normal parcel and letter post remain suspended. Also, all inbound mail is subject to a seven-day quarantine before being processed and delivered. The post says to expect delays.

9-28-20

Samoa Post advises that the government has extended a state of emergency until Oct. 26. It can send outbound mail and receive inbound mail only once per week because limited flights.

It is able to send only express mail service items to the United States. Normal parcel and letter post remain suspended. Also, all inbound mail is subject to a seven-day quarantine before being processed and delivered. The post says to expect delays.

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.