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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  07/26/21 FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC), VISIT  CORONAVIRUS.GOV COVID-19 Information: ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may ...
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U.S. Passport Renewal Applications – online fee payment option

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Beginning April 16, 2021, U.S. Embassy Apia will begin accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications.  Paying online allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy Apia without the need to apply in person.  Qualifying adult passport renewal applicants may pay the $110 passport renewal fee online via U.S. ...
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Grants Program – General Notice of Funding Opportunity

MORE DETAILS & APPLY HERE!! The U.S. Embassy Samoa Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Please carefully follow ...
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U.S. Coast Guard patrols international waters in an effort to strengthen maritime governance and foreign partnerships

From USCG.gov. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry crew conducted patrol operations in Samoa’s exclusive economic zone in September 2021, deepening our close partnership with Samoa and promoting resource security within the area. The Oliver Berry’s crew helped to fill the policing gap for illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing while Samoa’s Nafanua II patrol boat ...
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USAID and Pacific Community (SPC) Launch PROJECT Governance

Suva, Fiji  – On September 28, The United States of America, through United States Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered with the Pacific Community (SPC) to launch a new activity called “Promoting Just, Engaged, Civic-minded and Transparent (PROJECT) Governance.” Over five years, PROJECT Governance aims to foster consensus and inclusion in local communities and build ...
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Embassy closed – Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24

U.S. citizens residing in Samoa are advised that U.S. Embassy Apia will be closed on Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24 in accordance with a national lockdown announced by the Government of Samoa.  The national lockdown will be implemented to allow the Government of Samoa to conduct a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign.  U.S. Embassy ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Citizens Advised to Avoid Area Around Parliament Through Friday, September 17, 2021

Message for U.S. Citizens: Citizens Advised to Avoid Area Around Parliament Through Friday, September 17, 2021. Samoa’s Parliament is scheduled to convene throughout this week and there may be associated marches or demonstrations.  U.S. citizens in Samoa are advised to avoid the area around Parliament House through September 17. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Citizens Advised to Avoid Area Around Parliament on Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Samoa’s Parliament is scheduled to convene on Tuesday, September 14 and there may be associated marches or demonstrations.  U.S. citizens in Samoa are advised to avoid the area around Parliament House on September 14. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  U.S. citizens in Samoa should avoid areas where ...
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