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The island of American Samoa is located in the South Pacific Ocean about 100 kilometers east of Samoa. The two cultures are similar in terms of ethnicity. Every year, thousands of nature-loving tourists visit the island due to its friendly people and eco-friendly way of life.
Direct flights with Talofa Airways from Honolulu, Hawaii, to this gorgeous beach destination are slowly starting back up again. Before you go, however, check the American Samoa entry requirements. Not only may you need the American Samoa entry permit waiver, you will also have to register on the online TalofaPass system before arrival. Find out more in this article.
What is the American Samoa TalofaPass system?
The American Samoa Talofa Pass is an online system that allows travelers to visit the island during the COVID-19 pandemic. It acts as a monitoring tool for the American Samoa government task force, to keep a record of the health status and contact details of incoming visitors.
It is now possible to register for the TalofaPass system through iVisa! This is especially convenient for those who also need to apply for the American Samoa Entry Permit Waiver, as you can do both applications fully online.
Who must register on the TalofaPass system to visit American Samoa?
The American Samoa Talofa Pass must be submitted by each traveler who wishes to visit the country, regardless of whether they are traveling by air or by sea. This includes American Samoa residents.
All incoming travelers to American Samoa are required to register on TALOFAPASS 10 days prior to departure. Travelers from Samoa are required to register on TALOFAPASS 5 days prior to departure.
Validity of the American Samoa
The American Samoa Talofa Pass registration is valid for a single entry into the country for the duration of your stay.
Please note that this is not a visa or visa waiver. Eligible nationals must still apply for the entry permit waiver online, or contact their nearest American Samoan embassy for more information.
Documents required to register for the American Samoa Talofa Pass
To register for the American Samoa Talofa Pass, you will need to submit the following documents and information:
Your TalofaPass QR Confirmation Code will be sent to you by email once your submitted information has been reviewed and approved.
Transiting through American Samoa
These travel requirements apply to all travelers arriving by land and sea, including transiting passengers.
How to register for the American Samoa Talofa Pass online
To submit the info on the TalofaPass system with the help of iVisa, simply follow these three simple steps:
Step 1: Provide basic information about yourself and your trip by filling out the online registration form.
Step 2: Make sure the entered info is correct, and select your preferred processing time. Pay the fee securely online by credit or debit card.
Step 3: Finally, upload the required documents, and click ‘Submit.’
Costs and processing times of the American Samoa Talofa Pass
At iVisa, we can help you register online for the Talofa Pass to enter American Samoa. There are three options of processing times to choose from, depending on your needs:
Standard Processing Time (USD $29.49 - 24 hours): This option is a perfect choice for travelers who are not in a rush and are traveling on a budget.
Rush Processing Time (USD $52.99 - 8 hours): You will receive your permit waiver faster than the standard option for an extra processing fee.
Super Rush Processing Time (USD $89.99 - 4 hours): If you need the registration urgently before travel, you can use this option to expedite the application process.
While the TalofaPass requires a specific timeframe to register, you can register in advance with iVisa. Our experts will make sure that the information is submitted at the appropriate time.
Traveling to American Samoa with children
All minors must also register online for the TalofaPass. Parent or legal guardians are responsible for the correct processing of the child’s information.
COVID-19 requirements or restrictions on American Samoa
All travelers must adhere to the travel restrictions and entry requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Situations are subject to change, and we advise to always check the latest info on the government’s website.
Must I show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 to visit American Samoa?
No, you don't. COVID-19 vaccination certificates are not mandatory to visit American Samoa. As information can change rapidly, we advise you to check for the latest updates before traveling.
Must I show a negative COVID-19 test result to visit American Samoa?
Currently no one is requested to show a negative PCR test pre arrival to American Samoa.
Is there a mandatory quarantine period in American Samoa?
There are no longer any mandatory quarantine requirements to enter American Samoa.
More information about travel documents for American Samoa
If you have a question or request about travel documents for American Samoa or other entry requirements, please contact our customer support team online or email us at [email protected]. Our experts are available 24/7 to assist.
Required Documents to Apply
It DOES NOT replace a visa. If your country requires a visa, the immigration officers will ask for your Visa when you enter the country. Keep in mind some nationalities will require a paper visa. If that is your case, we suggest you contact your local embassy.
All travelers entering, regardless of their nationality, age, or any other consideration, must carry their American Samoa TalofaPass Form.
At the airport, you must show the deliverable that we will bring you, in order to pass the health check established by the Health Authorities.
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Do I need a COVID vaccine or vaccination certificate to enter American Samoa?
Do I need a negative COVID-19 test result to enter American Samoa?
- COVID testing requirements: There are no testing requirements.
Do I need to quarantine on arrival in American Samoa?
What is the American Samoa TalofaPass Form?
The American Samoa TalofaPass Form is a travel document that all travelers must have on hand before traveling to enter American Samoa. Start your application here.
This health form DOES NOT replace a visa. Hence, if you need a visa to visit American Samoa, the immigration officers will ask for it as soon as you arrive in the country. If you have to get a paper visa, we recommend you go to the nearest embassy.
Is it mandatory to apply for this document to enter American Samoa?
Do children also need to complete the American Samoa TalofaPass Form?
How do I get the American Samoa TalofaPass Form?
To obtain your American Samoa TalofaPass Form on time, you’ll have to fill in an online application form.
Once the online form is ready, you will receive the American Samoa TalofaPass Form via email.
How long is the American Samoa TalofaPass Form valid for and how many times can I use it?
Can I reach out to you if I have more questions?
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