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TRAVEL ADVISORY ISSUED BY ASDOH - FEBRUARY 3, 2020


Effective Immediately:


Travelers entering American Samoa:

1. All Travelers including US Passport holders and American Samoa permanent residents, transiting through Samoa will be required to spend 14 days in Samoa and acquire a health exam ONLY from the ministry of Health (MOH) 3 days before entering.


2. All Travelers including US Passport holders and American Samoa permanent residents, entering from Tonga on Talofa Airways are required to route through Samoa and must stay 14 days and acquire a health exam ONLY from the Ministry of Health (MOH) 3 days before entering.


3. All entry permits will adhere to a 30-day processing period.


4. Children less than 12 months are not allowed to travel.


5. DOH Health Clearance required documents for Entry Permits & US Nationals Ok Board:

· Signed ENTRY PERMIT Immigration form

· Health Exam clearance ONLY from Ministry of Health (MOH) in Samoa 3 days before entry

· Valid copy of passport and copies of passport pages showing stamps at ports of entry and departure in the past 30 days before arriving

· Health Travel Declaration Form to be completed before arrival

· Proof of MMR vaccination 14 days before entry

· Copy of roundtrip ticket


Travelers to Samoa:

1. US Passport holders and American Samoa residents traveling to Samoa and returning will NOT be required to stay in Samoa for 14 days and acquire a health exam. However, DOH strongly advises American Samoa residents to acquire a health exam clearance 3 days before traveling to Samoa.


2. Samoa Requirement: Travelers transiting from the Hawaiian Airlines flight are required to acquire a health exam clearance 3 days before traveling to Samoa.


3. 18 years and younger must show proof of all required vaccinations according to CDC guidelines.


4. 19 years and older must show proof of MMR vaccination 14 days prior to travel date.


5. Children less than 12 months are not allowed to travel.


Travelers from a country where 2019-nCoV has been reported must remain in an unaffected country for 14 days and obtain a medical clearance before entering American Samoa.

Be aware of the signs and symptoms of 2019-nCoV which include:


* Fever

* Cough

* Shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.


Department of Health strongly recommends that all persons intending to travel to any country affected by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus to postpone their travel arrangements unless necessary.


Leone Clinic continues to be closed to the public until further notice. All residents seeking health services from Leone Clinic are asked to go to Tafuna Health Center.


MMR vaccinations are available at sites listed below:

· Tafuna Health Center – Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

· Fagaalu Well Baby Clinic - Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

· Amouli Cinic- Monday – Friday 8am-4pm

· DHSS-WIC office for adults only Monday – Friday 8am-2pm


Call Measles Hotline (Command Post) 633-5871/5872 for any question or updates.


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thomasfhering
Feb 20, 2020

Hi. American Samoa and the Utah case are being discussed at the following blog. It would be great hear from some Samoans. https://www.patheos.com/blogs/geneveith/2020/02/would-u-s-citizenship-let-samoans-keep-their-way-of-life/

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