The American Samoa Department of Health is currently accepting applications from qualifying residents who wish to be repatriated. The American Samoa Government Repatriation Program is voluntary. This means that applicants (all of whom must be legal residents of American Samoa) have chosen to participate in this repatriation program, and must comply with all American Samoa Department of Health repatriation policies and procedures. Applicants who do not comply will be disqualified.
If you are a resident of American Samoa who would like to return to American Samoa, but has not been able to due to COVID-19, please fill out the application on this page.
In order to be eligible for repatriation, you must be able to present A) proof of identity, B) proof of current residency in American Samoa, and C) a health declaration and clearance.
In addition to the proof of identity documents above, you must present at least one of the following items.
You'll also be required to submit:
If your application for repatriation is denied, you will be able to re-apply in the future. You'll be notified once you're able to resubmit your application.
Should I fill out a separate online application for each family member traveling with me, including my children?
No. Only one application per family is required. One member of the family should fill out the application, and should add other family members who are traveling with them by clicking “ADD FAMILY MEMBER” at the bottom of the application form.
What documents will I need to submit in order to prove my eligibility?
To prove eligibility, you'll be required to submit three types of documents: A) proof of identity, B) proof of current residency in American Samoa, and C) a health declaration and clearance. You'll submit either photos, scans, or electronic versions of your documents via our secure web portal. Click here to see a complete list of acceptable documents.
Will I be required to quarantine in Hawaii before traveling to American Samoa?
Yes. If you choose to enter the American Samoa Government Repatriation Program, you will be required to complete a 10-day pre-board quarantine at a designated quarantine site in Honolulu, Hawaii. American Samoa currently has no cases of COVID-19, and we are asking that our residents do their part to keep it this way. A 10-day pre-board quarantine in Hawaii will minimize the chance of the virus reaching our shores, and will help protect all travelers.
What can I expect during the 10-day pre-board quarantine in Honolulu?
Will I need to quarantine again when I arrive in American Samoa?
Yes. Upon arrival in American Samoa, all travelers who have completed the 10-day pre-board quarantine in Hawaii must also undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a facility designated by the American Samoa Department of Health.
What if I don't have proof of residency documents with me?
You won't be required to provide hard copies of your documents, so it's not a problem if you don't have physical copies with you. You'll only need to provide digital copies, such as photos, scans, PDFs, or other digital formats. Some ways to get proof of residency documents while abroad:
Note that you are not required to provide every item on the list of proof of residency documents. It's only necessary to provide at least one.
I'm currently located outside of the United States. Can I be repatriated?
Unfortunately, at this time, we're only repatriating individuals who are currently located in the United States. We'll be expanding efforts to repatriate those outside the US in the future. If you are outside of the US but otherwise meet all other eligibility criteria, you may consider traveling to Hawaii and applying for repatriation there.
When are the repatriation flights departing? Can I choose my travel date?
Flight dates are not confirmed yet. All flights will be on Hawaiian Airlines departing from the Honolulu International Airport, so individuals who are currently located in other states will be required to travel to Hawaii in advance of their departure date. (You will need to arrange your own travel to Hawaii.)
You will be scheduled on a flight once you receive your repatriation permit. If you've submitted one application for your entire family, your family will travel together. You will unfortunately not be able to choose your exact travel date, though we will do our best to accommodate anyone with special needs regarding travel.
What if my application for repatriation is denied?
We regret that we won't be able to offer repatriation to all applicants right away. If your application is denied, you will be allowed to re-apply in the future. You will be notified once you can re-apply.