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Last verified: Thursday, 24. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Guam Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Guam

Local Situation: 4.5 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Guam. We detected travel advisories from 2 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 4.5 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Guam

There are currently 2,235 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Guam. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 38 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Guam.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Guam

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Guam.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Guam from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/guam

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Follow the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei social media accounts for regular updates. (See Local contacts for links.) If you travel to Guam, despite our advice, you'll be subject to quarantine at a government-designated facility, even if you're just transiting. You'll have to pay for your stay. You may only be exempt if you have a Government of Guam recognised ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/guam

Individual rating changes for Guam

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Guam. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Guam changed from 5.0 to 4.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Guam with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Guam changed from 4.0 to 5.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Guam to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Guam changed from 0.0 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Guam with a rating of 4.0.

About Guam

Guam with its capital Hagåtña is a country in Oceania (Micronesia), three times the size of Washington, DC (549 km²). The country is located Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines. The climate can be described as tropical marine; generally warm and humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season (January to June), rainy season (July to December); little seasonal temperature variation. The landscape is volcanic origin, surrounded by coral reefs; relatively flat coralline limestone plateau (source of most fresh water), with steep coastal cliffs and narrow coastal plains in north, low hills in center, mountains in south. With a population of about 0.17 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Hagåtña
Population less than one million
Size 549 km²
Size comparable to three times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages Chamorro, English
Currency Dollar (short: USD)
Common voltage (electricity) 110V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1900
International phone prefix +1-671
Internet Top Level Domain .gu
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 GU
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 GUM
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 316

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Guam is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • an exotic
  • extermination of native bird populations by the rapid proliferation of the brown tree snake
  • fresh water scarcity
  • inadequate sewage treatment
  • invasive species
  • reef damage

Natural hazzards

  • frequent squalls during rainy season
  • relatively rare but potentially destructive typhoons (June to December)

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Guam. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. concrete products
  2. construction
  3. food processing
  4. national defense
  5. printing
  6. publishing
  7. textiles
  8. tourism
  9. transshipment services

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. copra
  3. eggs
  4. fruits
  5. pork
  6. poultry
  7. vegetables

Guamanian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Guam.

Export products

  1. beverages
  2. construction materials
  3. fish
  4. foodstuffs
  5. transshipments of refined petroleum products

Import products

  1. food
  2. manufactured goods
  3. petroleum
  4. petroleum products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Guam?

Guam is currently rated at 4,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 2 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Guam.

Is it safe to travel Guam in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,5) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Guam. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Guam?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 2 individual sources for Guam.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Guam?

There are currently 2,235 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Guam. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 38 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Guam.

What is the size of Guam?

Guam has a size of 549 km² or 212 mi² which is three times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.