ALL incoming travelers to Guam Airport will be put into government quarantine

TAMUNING, Guam (May 18, 2020) – Guam Army National Guard Soldiers tag and sort luggage for COVID-19 quarantined individuals at a quarantine site in Tamuning May 18. Guam National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assisted the government of Guam with transferring COVID-19 quarantined individuals to a new facility. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by JoAnna Delfin)

As of 12pm Friday, all incoming travelers to Guam will be put into GovGuam quarantine.

The Governor told K57’s Patti Arroyo this morning, that regardless of where the traveler is coming in from, high-risk or low-risk areas, every person that lands at the Guam International Airport will be quarantined in one of three government-operated hotels.

This will effect every inbound flight to the GIAA for the next week.

“Every person that is coming in now is going to be quarantined in the government facility…no home quarantine for the next week,” said the Governor.

Having a negative PCR test result on hand will not get any passenger out the government quarantine.

“We got infected from outside travelers. People coming back from high hot spots areas: Texas, Nevada, California and so forth, and we allowed them to self-quarantine, and they were not self-quarantining,” said the Governor.

“60 of the positive cases so far, that we have caught, are from the government quarantine.”

This decision will affect the incoming Narita (UA197) flight arriving at 9:55pm Friday and Honolulu flight UA201 arriving at 8:20pm,  according to Rolenda Faasuamalie, the Guam International Airport Spokeswoman, as well as all future inbound flights for the next week.