The American Samoa Government has not approved any passengers via the MV Lady Naomi. This was confirmed by American Samoa Lt Governor and Chairman of the Covid-19 Taskforce, Talauega Eleasalo, according to reports by 93KHJ.
“The Taskforce has not approved any passengers arriving on MV Lady Naomi at this time,” said Talauega. The confirmation by the Lt Governor follows an announcement by the Samoa Shipping Services that the MV Lady Naomi will take on passengers on Thursday to Pago Pago.
However, there are travel conditions in line with Covid-19 safety measures and Medical Health requirements for national and international travel, such as a valid passport 6 months from the date of expiration. And if traveling by permit passenger must [pay return ticket. Also, the maximum limit is 160 passengers per trip.
However, Talauega said in an email the Taskforce has not approved any passengers arriving on MV Lady Naomi at this time.
But they will consider and reassess this issue again next month.
Earlier this week, American Samoa Department of Health Director, Motusa Tuileama Nua told their local media that until the American Samoa Government can take on more passengers, the policy on cargo-only will remain.
Also announced last week, are the weekly flights scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between Samoa and American Samoa.