OIA Blogs : Stranded Nearly a Year, Finally Returning Home to American Samoa

The American Samoa Government has begun repatriation operations to bring home residents who have been and remain stranded as a result of the travel restrictions. One hundred fifty-nine individuals have now been successfully repatriated and more are waiting to return. On February 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) provided $1,670,450, in CARES Act funds to the ASG to support these repatriation efforts.

Returning Home to American Samoa after being Stranded by COVID-19 Travel Restrictions