No Quarantine for Citizens Repatriated from American Samoa

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Repatriation flights begin today between the two Samoas and the latest State of Emergency Orders confirm that citizens arriving from Pago Pago are not required to be quarantined.

Flights operated by Samoa Airways and the privately owned Talofa Airways are being coordinated by Samoa’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with border restrictions set by the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) and the Ministry of Health.

The decision to not quarantine is based on Tutuila and Manua being COVID-19 free, with their borders being closed to all international flights since March.

The Government of Samoa have indicated that travel between the Islands will cease if the Territory ever opened up their borders to Hawaii.

Announcement in Samoan:

TEUTEUGA O LE POLOAIGA O FAALAVELAVE FA’AFUASE’I MO LE CORONAVIRUS, (KOVITI-19) – 17 Iuni 2020.

OFISA OLE SO’OUPU; I lana Fonotaga FK(20)Faapitoa 27 o le Aso Lua 16 Iuni 2020, na talanoaina ai e le Kapeneta le Pepa PK(20)566 ma faamaonia ai Teuteuga o Poloaiga mo le COVID19 e pei ona auiliili atu i lalo:

1. Faigamalaga i le Va o Samoa ma Amerika Samoa
Le toe amatalia o faigamalaga i le va o Samoa ma Amerika Samoa i le Aso Tofi 18 Iuni 2020.

O nei faigamalaga o le a faaaoga ai le Samoa Airways ma le Talofa Airways e malaga ese atu ai tagatanuu o Amerika Samoa o loo i Samoa nei ma auina mai tagata Samoa o loo poloka i Amerika Samoa, ma e faavae i aiaiga ua taua i lalo:

i. Mo tagatanuu Samoa o loo fia fo’i mai, e tatau ona silia i le 14 aso talu ona aumau i Amerika Samoa;
ii. E lē faanofoesea i latou nei pe a taunuu mai i Samoa, ma o le a aga’i sa’o i o latou aiga;
iii. Le feutaga’i ma le Malo o Amerika Samoa, mo le malaga atu o vaa alalo mo feoaiga ma fefaatauaiga masani, e taulamua ai le Matagaluega o le Va-i-Fafo ma Fefaatauaiga;
iv. Le faamutaina o nei suiga pe afai e tatalaina tuaoi o Amerika Samoa i malaga mai Hawaii.