According to softwareleverage, American Samoa (English: American Samoa, Samoan: Amerika Sāmoa) is an overseas territory of the United States of America, located in the South Pacific Ocean (Oceania). American Samoa consists of 5 islands (Tutuila, Ofu, Ta’u, Olosega and Aunu’u) and 2 atolls (Rose Atoll and Swains). The capital of American Samoa is Pago Pago. A number of major cities in American Samoa are: Tafuna, Leone and Faleniu.
American Samoa is a mountainous archipelago. The highest point is the Lata with an altitude of 954 meters. The coastline is also mountainous but has many beautiful (deserted) beaches. The clear waters around the islands are ideal for diving. There is much to be found on the islands for tourists, such as: luxury accommodations, shopping streets, harbor towns and a number of national parks. Sports that are widely practiced in American Samoa are typical American sports such as basketball, American football and baseball. According to programingplease, the island is also known for its very active typhoon season between December and March and the two tuna canneries that provide a large part of the economy and employment.
Where is American Samoa?
The islands of Ta’u, Ofu and Olosega and the atolls of Rose and Swains are missing from this map because of their location.
Travel information of American Samoa
Official name: American Samoa
Area: 199 km²
Capital: Pago Pago
Country code: AS, ASM
Population: 46,366 inhabitants (2021)
Form of government: Overseas territory of the United States of America
Highest point: 966 m (Lata)
Distance (Amsterdam – Pago Pago): 15,763 km
Flight time: approximately 24 hours
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in American Samoa that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of American Samoa, please visit Countryaah.
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to American Samoa. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about American Samoa?
Weather and climate
American Samoa has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 25 to 35 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for American Samoa can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of American Samoa can be found at Climate info.
May, June, July, August, September and October are the best months to travel to American Samoa. The least precipitation falls in these months.
English and Samoan are both official languages in American Samoa. In addition, Japanese is spoken on a small scale.
Would you like to translate from or into English and/or Samoan for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon departure from American Samoa.
A visa is not required if you are staying in American Samoa for less than 30 days.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in New Zealand (also for American Samoa): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
US Embassy and Consulate in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting American Samoa, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
In American Samoa, the currency is the US dollar (USD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in American Samoa can be found on our ATMs page.
In American Samoa it is not customary to tip.
During our summer time it is 13 hours earlier in American Samoa.
During our winter time it is 12 hours earlier in American Samoa.
American Samoa has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for American Samoa can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In American Samoa you must drive on the right.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within American Samoa.
Electricity In American Samoa you may need an adapter plug and/or converter
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets in American Samoa can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire: 911
– Ambulance: 911
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to American Samoa can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from American Samoa can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from American Samoa end in.as.
American Samoa official websites: americansamoa.gov and americansamoa.travel.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in American Samoa is 001684 or +1684.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from American Samoa? Then use the Dutch country code 01131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of American Samoa.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from American Samoa.
An overview of all public holidays in American Samoa can be found at timeanddate.com.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations on American Samoa, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about American Samoa?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited American Samoa. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in American Samoa can be found on Protected Planet.
American Samoa is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Places of interest
A number of well-known and frequently visited places of interest in American Samoa are as follows:
– National Park of American Samoa
– Ofu Beach
– Two Dollar Beach
– Mount Alava
– Jean P. Haydon Museum
– Tauese PF Sunia Ocean Center
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to American Samoa? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to American Samoa.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 21.
– Alcohol and traffic: Unknown
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…American Samoa has been inhabited for about 3,000 years?
…57,000 of the 66,000 inhabitants speak Samoan?
…American Samoa’s economy largely runs on two tuna canneries?
…74.6 percent of the population is obese?