Samoan visa for New Zealand citizens

A visa is NOT required for New Zealand passport holders visiting Samoa for a short-term stay: 60 days.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For New Zealand citizens to enter Samoa for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required 60 days
Evisa Samoa e-visa for New Zealand citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Samoa visa on arrival for New Zealand citizens Not Available

Samoa tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding New Zealand passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Samoa.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Samoa.

If you are looking for Samoa visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from New Zealand, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Samoa nearest your place of residence.

  • Tokyo: The Embassy of in Tokyo, ~ 9237.95 kilometers (5740.19 mi) away from Wellington, New Zealand. (Working hours: Close now. Open in 32 minutes).
  • Fukushima: The Honorary Consulate of in Fukushima, ~ 9331.37 kilometers (5798.24 mi) away from Wellington, New Zealand. (Working hours: Close now).

Samoa visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Samoa diplomatic mission offices to New Zealand for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from New Zealand traveling to Samoa from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (New Zealand) estimated Change (%)
2008 72,610 N/A
2009 66,971 -7.77%
2010 71,905 7.37%
2011 71,905 0.00%
2012 66,971 -6.86%
2013 66,971 0.00%
2014 66,971 0.00%
2015 70,496 5.26%
2016 74,020 5.00%
2017 72,610 -1.90%
2018 69,791 -3.88%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Samoa & New Zealand comparison

Samoa's area is approximately 2,830 km2 (1,092 sq mi), while the area of New Zealand is approximately 263,310 km2 (101,664 sq mi). This means New Zealand is 93.04 times bigger than Samoa.

As of June 2021, Samoa's population is ~262151 people - 6,455,946 fewer people than the population of New Zealand.

We have highlighted Samoa & New Zealand’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Samoa New Zealand Difference
Population (est 2021) 262,151 6,718,097 6.5 million fewer people live in Samoa than New Zealand
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 3 72 Samoa has 69 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with New Zealand.
Travel freedom (2021) 94 135 Samoa passport holders visit 41 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 13 115 Samoan hosts 102 fewer foreign missions than New Zealand.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from New Zealand travel to Samoa in one year?

The number of visitors from New Zealand visiting Samoa in 2018 was approximately 69,791.

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