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American Samoa is made up of six islands and located about 2,200 miles Southwest of Hawaii. The Samoan culture “fa’asamoa” or the “ways of Samoa”, is the oldest in Polynesia at about 3,000 years old.
American Samoa’s rich landscapes include national parks on three separate islands. The National Park of American Samoa is 13,500 acres with 4,000 of that made up of ocean and coral reefs. It has fruit bats, subsistence farming, over 35 species of birds, and more.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for American Samoa. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for American Samoa: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
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If you are a U.S. citizen you do not need a visa to travel to American Samoa. All travelers need a passport valid six months past the entry date with a blank page in it for a stamp.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
American Samoa has a warm, wet, tropical climate with rain and high temperatures all year round. Average temperatures range from the high 70’s to low 90’s F.
Though rain can come at any time, it is more frequent from October to May. Rain can come for a few minutes or a few days. There is typically more rainfall in the higher mountain regions.
The June through September dry season is the drier and cooler part of the year.
November to April is hurricane and cyclone season.
American Samoa has stronger trade winds from May to October.
As a part of the United States, American Samoa is relatively safe. But, there are some items to be aware of.
Many secondary roads are made mainly from dirt and gravel and are not steady for cars to drive on. These roads are often used by pedestrians and livestock.
Petty and violent crimes do occur in American Samoa. Keep yourself and your belongings safe at all times. Culture in American Samoa is quite conservative, particularly in regards to homosexuality.
Don’t interact with stray dogs in case they become aggressive with you.
Illegal drug trafficking sentences are severe in American Samoa.
Be aware in case of earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones, flooding, and landslides.
The National Park of American Samoa is not just for preserving land or animals. It is also home to the 3,000 year old “fa-asamoa” or “ways of Samoa” culture and traditions. Visitors can enjoy a quiet but vibrant experience spread out over three volcanic islands. The reserved area covers 13,500 acres – 4,000 of which is made up of ocean and coral reefs.
Subsistence farming on small plantations in the part is common. You can meet the many villagers who live on the islands and/or relax on the serene, remote beaches.
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All Americans visiting American Samoa should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in American Samos, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Apia
Matafele Apia, Samoa
Phone: +685 21436+685 21436 / 21631 / 21452 or 22696
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