Mandatory quarantine ordered for incoming passengers

United Airlines (file photo)

Guam Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has signed an executive order requiring airline passengers arriving on Guam to “self-quarantine” for 14 days.

The mandatory quarantine applies to both residents and non-resident travelers “who have spent a week or more in jurisdictions affected by COVID-19.”

She made the announcement this morning in an interview with K-57’s Patti Arroyo.

“We are alerting the airlines to let people know that once they come on (island) they will be self-quarantined,” said the Governor.


“Effective immediately, non-resident travelers seeking entry into Guam who have spent a week or more in jurisdictions affected by COVID-19 will be subject to mandatory quarantine.

The mandatory quarantine will be applied unless the traveler possesses a DPHSS recognized and certified document that attests he or she is not infected with COVID-19.

Returning residents without the same certification will be subject to quarantine in their homes for a minimum of 14 days.”

The Governor said she is implementing the self-quarantine police “to limit transmission of coronavirus.”

She said the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association (GHRA)  has been informed.

“If you do travel and come back you will be self-quarantined for 14 days,” she said.