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Guam Lets Filipinos With Dual American Citizenship or Valid U.S. Visa to Get Vaccinated in the Country

Recently, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) announced that the Governor and the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) had approved Air V&V. This program allows tourists to get vaccinated against COVID-19 Guam and vacation afterwards.

Through this vaccination tourism campaign, U.S. citizens living in the Philippines can receive vaccinations faster since Guam is the nearest and most accessible U.S. territory, just 3.5 hours away. 

A low number of COVID-19 infections have also been reported on the island, and 75% of the adult population has been vaccinated, making the vaccination program safer and more organized. 

In light of this progress, Governor Leon Guerrero signed an executive order today, June 30, 2021, exempting incoming travellers with a negative PCR test result collected within 72 hours of arrival on Guam from quarantine, effective at 12:01 am on July 4, 2021.

Guests eager to experience Guam’s breathtaking beauty are now welcomed to the island, thanks to the island’s tourism industry. Now that you know Guam is safe to unwind after this stressful pandemic, you are more confident to explore. 

Suppose a negative PCR test result is obtained on arrival. In that case, participants in the Air V&V program can immediately enjoy the island while waiting for their second dose or their departing flight while they await their second dose. You can choose between Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).

Thousands of businesses across the island have received the Guam Safe Certification and World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp recently, allowing travelers to identify health- and hygiene-conscious destinations around the world. 

The achievement is proof that visitors can enjoy traveling again while having their vaccines administered without following the stringent and heavy safety protocols employed in the Philippines, especially when half of Guam’s population has already been immunized.

FAQs On How To Travel To Guam With Ease During Covid-19 

Air V&V is a program developed by the Guam Visitors Bureau in collaboration with Guam’s tourism and medical partners for travellers wishing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine while visiting the island. 

Visitors to the Air V&V program can receive the vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson/Janssen), COVID-19 testing, as well as digital vaccination records. In addition, hotel guests can enjoy concierge medical services while on the beautiful island of Guam.

Can anyone travel to the island? 

  • Individuals who are at least 12 years old. 

What should I do before I travel to Guam if I want to participate in this program?

  • The airline requires that passengers arriving in the U.S. (including Guam) from a foreign country take a viral COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before departure and present documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 before boarding the flight.

Guam will continue to implement quarantine for all incoming travellers EXCEPT those who meet one of the following criteria by July 4, 2021:

  • Passengers who present a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arriving in Guam
  • Passengers who show proof of complete vaccination by an FDA- or WHO-approved vaccine

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The traveler who presents a negative antigen test (not PCR) within 72 hours of arrival in Guam will be placed in quarantine at a personal residence or rental lodging at their expense.

If a passenger does not qualify for an exemption, they will be quarantined at a government facility.

Where can I schedule my vaccination appointment(s) and COVID-19 test(s)?

  • These appointments can be scheduled online at airvandv.guamcovid.com.

What vaccines are being provided on Guam under this program?

  • Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen. 

*Based on availability

Do I have a choice of the vaccine?

  • Certainly. 

When will I receive the vaccine?

  • You can receive the vaccine as soon as the day after your arrival.

When will I be given my second dose (if I’m taking Pfizer or Moderna)?

  • The second dose of the vaccine should be scheduled 21 days after your first dose of Pfizer or 28 days after your first dose of Moderna.

Note: When you move to another Air V&V hotel after your first dose, you can arrange for your second dose to be administered at your new hotel. Nevertheless, if you move to accommodation not part of the Air V&V program, you must return to your original accommodation when your second dose is scheduled.

Can I stay in Guam for as long as I want?

  • The length of your stay depends on the selected COVID-19 vaccine and the length of your leisure stay.

If I test positive for COVID-19 in Guam, what happens?

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 during your stay in Guam, you will be transferred to a government isolation facility for a minimum of ten days.

The Takeaway

As the world continues to battle with this global pandemic, it’s vital to note every region’s rules and regulations, especially when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines. For your safety, always check and follow safety protocols. Safe travelling! 

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