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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  09/16/20 FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC), VISIT  CORONAVIRUS.GOV American Citizen Services and Visa Services: Appointments for routine passport, citizenship and notarial services continue to be limited and are conducted by appointment only. For specific information please email our Consular Section at ApiaConsular@state.gov   The U.S. Department of ...
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Operation Kurukuru

Congratulations to the Samoa Police Service Nafanua II and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter William Hart on its passing exercise during the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency’s Operation Kurukuru. This was the first passing exercise the Samoan Police Maritime have had with another naval, Coast Guard or maritime unit this year. Faafetai lava to the crew ...
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Weather Alert – Tropical Cyclone Season

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Apia (October 30, 2020) Location: Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. Event: Tropical Cyclone Season in the South Pacific begins November 1, 2020 and ends on April 30, 2021.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in tropical cyclone-prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming seasons now. Actions ...
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Statement from National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien

From Whitehouse.gov Oct 23, 2020. The United States promotes a free and open Indo-Pacific region where likeminded nations uphold the international rules-based order. The United States is a Pacific power.  The People’s Republic of China’s illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, and harassment of vessels operating in the exclusive economic zones of other countries in the Indo-Pacific, threatens ...
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USAID Project Management Graduates in Samoa

Chargé d’Affaires Jon Yoo presented completion certificates September 30 to participants who successfully completed the Project Management Practice course supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The course is part of the USAID Ready Project’s partnership with the University of the South Pacific/Pacific TAFE to help Pacific Island countries become more resilient ...
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Embassy Apia Small Grants Recipients 2020

The U.S. Mission to Samoa honored six organizations and two individuals at a September 10 awards ceremony at the U.S. Embassy Residence in Vailima.  The organizations received funding from the Embassy’s 2020 Public Diplomacy Grants program, while the individuals will be participating in U.S. Exchange Programs, such as the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program. I. Public ...
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