Zika virus is usually transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes are most active during the day, especially during mid-morning, then late afternoon and dusk through to evening. For most people it's a very mild infection with minor or no symptoms, but is more of a risk to pregnant woman as it could result in certain birth defects.
Travel Vaccinations for American Samoa
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting American Samoa
A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.
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Destination Information for American Samoa
American Samoa, as its name suggests, is an American territory in the South Pacific. It’s made up of seven islands and the largest, Tutuila, is home to the capital, Pago Pago. This island paradise is filled with volcanic mountains, tropical rainforest and lush woodland. Pago Pago is a natural harbour and remains a traditional fishing town. There are many other picturesque towns and villages scattered throughout the islands.
Most visitors to American Samoa come for the breathtaking views on the islands hiking trails through the mountains of the country’s National Park, although the idyllic sandy beaches on the island of Ofu are also a major draw. The tropical marine life surrounding the islands is colourful and fascinating, so be sure to snorkel if you’re heading to the beach.
Travel to American Samoa is comparatively unrestricted and citizens of many Western countries do not require a visa to obtain entry. The airport in Pago Pago operates direct flights to and from Hawaii and Samoa, with wider international connections available in those locations. Although not the easiest destination to get to for many tourists, the stunning scenery and feeling of being on a forgotten island is worth the journey.
Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:
- Food and water hygiene
- Insect and animal bite avoidances
- Personal safety
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Sun protection
- Altitude sickness
Malaria and regions within country:
Malaria is not normally present in American Samoa.