Samoa (American) Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Residents: free import of goods for personal use of a max. value of USD 200,- (or equivalent). The following items may be included in this amount:
- 50 cigarettes and 10 cigars; and
- 150 milliliters of alcoholic beverages (for persons of 21 years or older) or 150 milliliters of perfume containing alcohol.

Non-residents: free import of:
- 200 cigarettes and 100 cigars; and
- 1 liter of alcoholic beverages (for persons of 21 years or older); and
- a reasonable amount of perfume for personal use.

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

Import permit must be obtained in advance from the Attorney-General at Pago Pago.

Wild Fauna and Flora::

Vegetables and plants need a permit from the Agricultural Department.

Pets::

Cats and dogs need a certificate from Veterinary Officer stating that animal has been given a prophylactic dose of anti-rabies vaccine not later than 120 days prior to entry and have been kept in quarantine for that same period. Import Permit requested from Department of Agriculture. Animals from New Zealand, Australia and UK must be accompanied only by a Certificate of Health from a salaried Veterinarian, attesting freedom from ECTO and ENDO parasites. Poultry needs a permit from the Agricultural Department.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in American Samoa.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of American Samoa if no change of flight is involved.



Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (US Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (US Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.




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