Samoa visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Samoan Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 60 days

Entry Requirements

  • The visa agreement between Burkina Faso and Samoa provides that Burkinabes can visit Samoa by obtaining a visa on arrival at any airport in Samoa.
  • This visa permits citizens of Burkina Faso to stay in Samoa for a duration of 60 days.
  • Intending visitors are required to present a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Samoa. The passport should have at least one blank page for visa stamping.
  • Travellers from Burkina Faso below the age of 18 must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians. 
  • Tourists from Burkina Faso travelling to Samoa must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Samoa. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in Samoa.
  • Tourists are required to provide proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in the country.
  • On entry into Samoa, Visitors with amounts of over WST 20,000 must declare it upon arrival.
  • Intending visitors can get to Samoa from international airports in Burkina Faso. There are available international airports in Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo.
  • Some of the airlines that fly from Burkina Faso to Samoa include Air France, Brussels Airlines, Virgin Australia and  Fiji Airways.
  • The estimated flight time from Burkina Faso to Apia, Samoa is 1 day, 13 hours.
  • The Samoan Tālā is the official currency in Samoa. Visitors are advised to exchange their foreign currencies at banks and other exchange outlets.
  • English is the official languages in Samoa. However, the majority of the population speaks Samoan.
  • 95%of the entire population of Samoa are Christians. Hindus, Buddhists, and Jews make up the minority religion in the country.
  • Samoa has a tropical climate, with warm weather all year round, It has two distinct seasons: the dry season which runs from May to October and the wet season which runs from November to April.
  • Tourists travelling to Samoa are to budget about $50 to spend on expenses per day.
  • Some special delicacies tourists can try in Samoa are Luau or Palusami, Faiai Eleni and Fa'ausi.
  • Visitors can move around in Samoa with minibuses, taxis, ferries and car rentals.
  • Samoa uses Apia Standard Time(GMT+13), which puts Samoa 13 hours ahead of Burkina Faso.
  • Some of the tourist sites in Samoa tourists can visit include Upolu, Alofaaga Blowholes and Piula Cave Pool.
  • The power and socket plug used in Samoa are of Type I. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Visitors are advised to be careful as they go about their tourist-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do citizens of Samoa speak English?

There are 165,000 people in Western Samoa. All are Polynesian and speak Samoan. American Samoans also have a rich language that remains the main language of the people. English is the second language and all islanders can speak English as well.

Is Samoa safe fro tourists?

Samoa is a safe country to visit with low crime rate, especially those done against tourists. Tourists are however advised to take caution as they go about their tourism-related activities.

When is the best time to travel to Samoa?

Based on the weather, July to September may be the best time to be in Samoa. This period enjoys pleasant temperatures with dry weather and low levels of humidity. Also, prices are lowest during February and March due to heavy rainfall and the possibility of typhoons.

How do you greet someone in Samoan?

When greeting friends and family, usually one would use their first name followed by “Talofa” (Hello).