*Travel into American Samoa: To prevent the spread of coronavirus, American Samoa currently requires all non-US passport holders to spend at least 14 days in Hawaii, Samoa (Apia) or Tonga before entering. Other restrictions for those travelling from countries affected by the outbreak could also be in force. If you’re due to travel, check the American Samoa Government website and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, and check with your airline before leaving. You should also check with your airline or travel agent for any additional information about existing travel bookings. Internal Restrictions:
*Travel within American Samoa: Social distancing methods are to be encouraged such as video conferencing, phone calls, emails for communication. All off-island medical referrals to New Zealand are suspended. The option will be considered only for medical emergencies and be at the discretion of LBJ physicians. All public gatherings are suspended until further notice. This includes, but is not limited to, bingo halls, rallies, political events, theaters, traditional gatherings, parks and recreation areas, flight night gatherings, and major sponsored events. Only private family gatherings of no more than ten (10) people will be permitted. DPS is tasked with ensuring that public gatherings disperse. All businesses will only be allowed to operate from 6am to 6pm. Only those businesses that impact food security are exempted from operating hours restrictions. Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs will be limited to no more than ten (10) person occupancy. Businesses are encouraged to keep their facilities sanitized. All drive-thru and takeaway restaurants may remain open until 10:00 pm daily. Further advisories will be issued from the Governor that may adjust restrictions on businesses as necessary. All public transportation services are to cease operations at 6pm except for buses under contract with Starkist to provide transportation for employees of the canneries.During hours of operation, buses and taxis must institute social distancing practices. Each bus and taxi may only operate at half the seating capacity.