Immigration and Customs
All people entering American Samoa must pass through American Samoa Immigration and Customs. Passports are necessary not only to enter American Samoa and re-enter the U.S., but are now required for check-in on the airplane as well. Flights to American Samoa are considered International. Citizens of other nations must have passports to enter American Samoa. Everyone must possess a ticket for return or onward passage.
U.S. citizens returning from American Samoa are permitted a duty free allowance of US$800 rather than the usual US$400 if it all originated in American Samoa.
Did You Know?
Where still intact, Samoan rainforest extends from mountain summits to ocean shoreline. Because fruit bats are important pollinators, fruit bearing trees and shrubs are common.