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Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Five people out of the 166 passengers screened for the 10-day quarantine in Honolulu, Hawai’i before catching the first scheduled repatriation flight to American Samoa tested positive for the coronavirus yesterday. These five people are now under special care quarantine...
Health Department deputy director, Fara Utu, DoH Clinical director Dr. Saipale Fuimaono, acting Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua, Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga T. Asuega, LBJ hospital chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina, and DoH Senior Epidemiologist, Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 10-day quarantine in Hawaii is set to begin next week Monday, for the 160 American Samoa residents selected for the first repatriation flight from the U.S. set for Jan. 29th, and ASG is covering the costs of the operation, including the charter flight on Hawaiian...
Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga announced at the opening of the 37th Legislature, that the American Samoa Government will have its first repatriation flight from the U.S. on Friday, January 29, 2021. In a press release issued by the COVID-19 Task Force the following...
 Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa residents accepted for the American Samoa repatriation program for flights from the US will not be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine at this time, while the Health Department has identified the Tradewinds Hotel to quarantine these travelers. This is...
Deidra Harrington-Latu
Salt Lake City, UTAH — The Fox News affiliate in Salt Lake City is reporting that the dozens of families from American Samoa who have been stranded in Utah since the COVID-19 pandemic began are a step closer to returning home.  “I just want to go home,” said Deidra Harrington-Latu. She traveled to...
Brigitte Moala and her 85-year-old father, Noaese Taeatafa with other family members
Honolulu, HAWAII — The American Samoa Department of Health announced it is currently accepting applications from qualifying residents who wish to be repatriated. American Samoa had sealed off its borders since March, leaving hundreds of its residents stranded in Hawaii and elsewhere in the United...
Anthony Hisatake
Honolulu, HAWAII — American Samoa has sealed off its borders since March, leaving hundreds of its residents stranded in Hawaii and elsewhere in the United States. Now some of those who were stuck have died. There are roughly 600 American Samoans stranded in the US. At last official word,...
ASG online registry home page
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Health Department’s “Online for Repatriation to American Samoa” site has been quietly launched, without any fanfare or public notice that the online-portal for some estimated 600 local residents wanting to return home to register is open. Samoa News only learned...
United States Army four-star General Gustav Perna
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer Inc., the start of repatriation flights — to bring home an estimated 600 American Samoa residents stranded in the US — is being pushed back to February — giving ASG time to reconfigure local entry...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga with Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has granted approval for repatriation flights for citizens of Samoa stranded in American Samoa as well as the resumption of inter island cargo service between the two Samoas. However, there are specific requirements that apply to both requests,...

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