There’s now an avenue home for American Samoans stuck in the U.S. amid the pandemic
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - 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 States.
In order to be eligible for repatriation, applicants must be able to present proof of identity, proof of current residency in American Samoa, and provide a health declaration and clearance.
How to Apply for Repatriation:
- Fill out and submit the application. If traveling with family members, submit only one application per family.
- Applicants will receive an email letting you know whether they’re eligible for the Repatriation Program.
- If eligible, applicants will be required to submit supporting documents online to complete the application.
- Once all supporting documents are submitted successfully, they will be notified, and will be scheduled for a 10-day pre-board quarantine in Honolulu. They will also be notified of the location of the quarantine site at this time.
All American Samoa Government repatriation flights will be departing from Honolulu International Airport.
There are roughly 600 American Samoans stranded in the US.
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