Travel Advice for American Samoa
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American Samoa
Capital: Pago Pago

Time Zone GMT - 11
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 1 684
IDD: International dialling is available
Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
All services - 911.
Tourist
Information
Office of Tourism, Convention Centre, Box 1147, Pago Pago, AS 96799 Tel: 6331091 Fax: 6331094.
Passport
Information
Valid passport required by all except nationals of the USA with other proof of identity with a valid onward return ticket for stays of up to 30 days. Passports must be valid for at least 60 days beyond the period of stay. Return Ticket Required. Regulations may be subject to change at short notice. Contact the embassy before departure.
Visa
Information
Visa Not required for tourist purposes providing a confirmed reservation and documentation for onward travel is held. Passengers wishing to stay for more than 30 days will be required to obtain special permission.
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required by those arriving from infected areas.
Food
& Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink.
Currency US Dollar (US$) = 100 cents.
Amex is widely accepted. Other credit cards have more limited use. Travellers cheques, preferably in US dollars, are widely accepted.
ATM availability: 4 locations.
Cost of
Living
Relatively expensive, although local guest-houses are cheaper.
Languages Samoan. English is widely spoken.
Weather Hot tropical climate with heavy rainfall from Dec - Apr. Most comfortable time is May - Sept.
Electricity 110/220 Volts AC 60 Hz.
Post 1 - 2 weeks. Poste Restante: General Delivery, Pago-Pago, American Samoa, 96799.
Transport CAR HIRE: Drivers must be 25 or older (except for a few local companies).
DOCUMENTATION: National driving licence is acceptable or IDP.
BUS: A local service operates between the airport and capital.
TAXI: Plentiful, fixed fare.
Special
Information
Beach wear should be kept for the beach. Local culture should be respected. Do not interrupt evening prayer rituals. Some villages will not allow swimming or fishing on Sundays.