COVID-19 in Guam

Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel
Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions
Watch - Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions

Warning – Level 3, COVID-19 risk in Guam is high

Key Points

  • CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Guam. Travelers at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should consider postponing all travel, including essential travel, to Guam.
  • COVID-19 risk in Guam is high.
  • If you get sick in Guam and need medical care, resources may be limited.
  • Check territorial public health websites for information before you travel
  • Local policies at your destination may require you to be tested for COVID-19 before you are allowed to enter Guam. If you test positive on arrival, you may be required to isolate for a period of time. You may even be prevented from returning as scheduled. You might consider getting tested before your trip. If so, see Testing for COVID-19 webpage for more information.

What is the current situation?

Although COVID-19 risk in Guam is high, it remains lower than in many of the 50 United States. CDC recommends limiting travel to Guam to essential travel such as humanitarian aid work, medical reasons, or family emergencies. Older adults, people of any age with certain underlying medical conditions, and others at increased risk for severe illness should consider postponing all travel, including essential travel, to Guam.

If you get sick in Guam and need medical care, resources may be limited. Plan ahead and learn more about Getting Health Care Abroad.

If you get sick with COVID-19 (or test positive for COVID-19, even if you have no symptoms) while traveling, you may be isolated or not be permitted to travel until you have recovered fully from your illness. If you get exposed to a person with COVID-19 while traveling, you may be quarantined or not be permitted to return home until 14 days after your last exposure.

What can travelers do to protect themselves and others?

If you travel, take steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 feet (about 2 arms' length) away from anyone who is not from your household. 
  • Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when in public settings.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Do not travel if you are sick.

What do I need to do after I travel?

You may have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels (domestic and/or international). You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can be contagious without symptoms and spread the virus to others. You and your travel companions (including children) pose a risk to your family, friends, and community for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus. Regardless of where you traveled or what you did during your trip, take these actions to protect others from getting sick:

Because you traveled to a destination where COVID-19 risk is high, also take the following steps after travel:

See CDC’s After Travel webpage for more information. Follow state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.

Clinician information

Healthcare providers should obtain a detailed travel history for patients with symptoms of potential COVID-19 infection, including: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, and sore throat. If you suspect a traveler has COVID-19, see Information for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for information on evaluating, reporting, clinical care guidance, and infection control.

Additional information