All visitors to American Samoa require a valid passport, return ticket or onward ticket and sufficient funds to support your stay. US Citizens and US Nationals do not require a visa and may enter and leave freely. Australian, New Zealand and citizens of the United Kingdom upon entering American Samoa are issued with a 30 day permit under the US Visa Waiver Program. All other international passport holders intending to visit American Samoa for business or holiday are required to apply for an entry visa. For further information contact the Attorney General’s Office, phone (1 684) 633-4163.
American Samoa has two major banks on island, the Bank of Hawaii and the ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank. Bank of Hawaii (BOH) has branches in Utulei (main branch), Pavai’ai and Tafuna open from 9.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday. BOH ATM machines can be found at: KS Mart; Laufou Shopping Center; Pavai’ai Haleck Building, BOH Tafuna branch and BOH Utulei branch. ANZ Bank Amerika Samoa (ANZ) has branches in Fagatogo (main branch) and Tafuna open from 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 12.00 noon on Saturdays. ANZ ATM machines can be found at: Pago Pago International Airport; Tradewinds Hotel; Kruse FJ & P Store Leone; Laufou Shopping Center; Cost U Less Ottoville; LBJ Hospital; Starkist Satala; ANZ Fagatogo branch and ANZ Tafuna branch.
The United States Dollar is the currency of American Samoa. Major foreign currencies can be exchanged at the local banks.
Government Offices and retail stores are open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.00pm. Stores open on Saturdays from 8.00am to 2.00pm and the majority of retailers are all closed on Sundays.
110 volts using American power points.
American Samoa has a tropical climate all year roundwith two distinct seasons, the wet and dry season. The wet season is usually between December and March and the dry season from April through to September with the average daily temperature around 82˚- 83˚ Fahrenheit all year round.
American Samoa time is 11 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT – 11)
Samoan and English are spoken by over 95 percent ofthe population with English being the main business language.
The country dialing code to call American Samoa is (1 684). To make an overseas call from American Samoa dial (1), area code, then the phone number if calling the US and (011), area code and the phone number if calling any other country. The American Samoa Telecommunications Authority and Bluesky Communications sell overseas calling cards offering cheap international calling rates.