American Samoa

American Samoa

Country profile

Travel to this US territory in Polynesia is worth the distance: tropical peaks tower above sparkling coves while sleepy fishing villages nestle into the green landscape. There are five islands: Tutuila, Aunu’u, Ta’u, Ofu and Olosega, all of which are worth a visit by boat or plane. Beyond the natural beauty, there’s plenty of culture to soak up.

American Samoa

KEY INFORMATION
Capital: Pago Pago
Visa requirements: A 30-day permit is issued on arrival under the US Visa Waiver Program
Time zone: GMT – 11
Language: English, American English, Samoan
Currency: US dollar
Population: 55,641
Electricity: 120V and 60Hz

Tipping policy: Not common but appreciated for good service 

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK 

Indirect routes only, travel via: Auckland

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
National Park of American Samoa
Ofu-Olosega beach, reef and lagoon
Manu’a coral reef
Pago Pago Harbour
Mount ‘Alava for hiking

MAJOR EVENTS
American Samoa Flag Day, April 17
National Tourism Week, May
Manu’a Cession Day, July 16

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