CDC thinks Guam is a foreign country with high COVID-19 risk


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, a U.S. agency, has issued an advisory warning about travel to Guam, which it thinks is a foreign country.

In its advisory, dated Aug. 6, CDC recommended that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Guam, which CDC says has a high COVID-19 risk.

It then advises those who get sick on Guam to “plan ahead and learn more about getting health care abroad.”

Specifically, the CDC advises sick U.S. nationals to “check with the Office of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Health of Guam or the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Country Information page for details about entry requirements and restrictions for arriving travelers, such as mandatory testing or quarantine.”

“Local policies at your destination may require you to be tested for COVID-19 before you are allowed to enter the country. If you test positive on arrival, you may be required to isolate for a period of time. You may even be prevented from returning to the United States, as scheduled. You might consider getting tested before your trip,” USCDC said.