Here we report a series of useful information for those who make the trip to American Samoa. You will find information regarding the documents needed to enter the country (always check before leaving the official sites). There will also be information regarding the telephone network, the power plugs and sockets used in American Samoa, currency, healthcare and much more.
AMERICAN SAMOA: DOCUMENTS
All visitors to American Samoa must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after their scheduled departure from American Samoa. It is also necessary to have the return ticket confirmed at the point of origin or the next stopover. Finally you need to pay $ 20 in tax. Payment of the fee can be made at the airport upon arrival.
For documents required to travel to American Samoa we always recommend checking the official website of the country.
AMERICAN SAMOA: MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
The American Samoa Islands have good medical care, with a good hospital on the island of Tutuila, this is the LBJ Tropical Medical Center, which is the best hospital in the South Pacific islands. Medical services are paid. For the tourist, it is highly recommended to take out a medical insurance that covers all health costs and also allows the repatriation of the patient in urgent cases.
No vaccination is mandatory.
AMERICAN SAMOA: DRIVING
A national driving license is required for driving to American Samoa. Driving is on the right. The use of seat belts, a child seat and a helmet for motorcyclists are mandatory. Strongly recommended insurance for damage to the rented car. The speed limits are 25 km / h in built-up areas and 40 km / h outside urban centers.
AMERICAN SAMOA: POWER PLUGS AND ELECTRIC SOCKETS
The voltage in the American Samoa Islands is at 140 volts 50 Hz, the same that is used in the United States. Power plugs and sockets in American Samoa are generally those of type A and B, that is, those typical of the United States of America. But we can also find power plugs and sockets of type F and I. So for the European appliances an adapter will be needed.
AMERICAN SAMOA: MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET
The telephone area code to call the American Samoa is 00684.
American Samoa Islands have a mobile operator, Blue Sky Communications, which operates on a GSM mobile network system (850MHz-1900MHz ). The internet is also very popular.
AMERICAN SAMOA: CURRENCY, BANKS, CREDIT CARDS
US dollar (USD).
Banks in American Samoa are open Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 15.00. ATMs (ATMs) are easily found on the island of Tutuila. Credit cards are accepted in the most important hotels, restaurants and supermarkets, the most common credit card are American Express and Visa.
AMERICAN SAMOA: TIMEZONE
UTC -11 hours.