Congresswoman Bordallo Asks U.S. Customs For Help With FESTPAC


The Congresswoman is asking for U.S. Customs and Border Protections to send more officers to Guam to help out with processing the thousands of extra visitors expected for FESTPAC. 

Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo has asked the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assist with the Festival of Pacific Arts or FESTPAC to “address systemic long visitor arrival wait times at the Guam International Airport.


 Bordallo is asking that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection send additional officers to Guam to help process the thousands of additional visitors who will be coming to Guam for FESTPAC. Bordallo says that the current CBP force on Guam may not be able to handle these visitor arrivals. Bordallo says FESTPAC organizers expect more than 12,000 additional visitors to come to Guam to take part in the festival in May.

 The Congresswoman says that sending additional officers to Guam is something the CBP has done for other locations in the U.S. mainland to accommodate large scale sporting and civic events. Bordallo is also requesting that the CBP address “persistent long wait times” at the A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport by providing automated kiosks that would speed up the process for visitors who are registered with trusted traveler programs. The Congresswoman writes that “wait times between 100 and 180 minutes is unacceptable.”