SAFETY TIPS

SAFETY AND SECURITY

CRIME

Petty and violent crime occurs on occasion. Ensure that your personal belongings, including your passport and other travel documents, are secure at all times.

ROAD SAFETY

Road conditions and road safety are poor throughout the territory. Vehicle safety regulations aren’t regularly enforced. Traffic violations routinely occur.

Roads often cross small streams. Slow down and be careful when driving over such areas.

  • Observe speed limits
  • Avoid driving at night outside of main cities

BUSES AND TAXIS

Buses and taxis are available.

AIR TRAVEL

We do not make assessments on the compliance of foreign domestic airlines with international safety standards.

General information about foreign domestic airlines

SWIMMING

Tidal changes can cause powerful currents in the many coastal lagoons around the islands. Several fatal swimming accidents occur each year.

  • Consult tour operators for information on possible hazards and safe swimming areas
  • Follow the instructions and warnings of local authorities

GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION

Don’t approach or feed stray dogs, which can become aggressive.

There’s no resident Canadian government office in American Samoa. The Australian High Commission in Apia, Samoa, provides consular assistance to Canadians in American Samoa under the Canada-Australia Consular Services Sharing Agreement.

We encourage you to register with the Australian High Commission to receive the latest information on situations and events that could affect your safety.

Australian High Commission