Declaration of Continued and Expanded Public Health Emergency

The Governor of American Samoa has continued and expanded the Public Health Emergency in effect since November 13, 2019. The expanded declaration takes into consideration the imminent threat posed by the Coronavirus outbreak that is rapidly spreading globally.


As a result, the following directives are in effect:


1 - ALL OK Boards, Entry Permit Waivers, and Transit Permits for foreign nationals are suspended until further notice. OK Boards for US Nationals will to continue to be processed with the added requirement of verifying countries traveled to in the previous 30 Days.


2 - ALL non-US passport holders must go through the Entry Permit process to travel to American Samoa. The following restrictions will be put in place immediately:


  • ALL foreign travelers, except for Samoa passport holders, seeking an entry permit must enter American Samoa through the Hawaii route. The travele