New quarantine rules will open door to tourists


Changing quarantine rules this week will open the door slightly to tourists coming to Guam.

Adelup announced last week that as of Friday, those coming to Guam for less than 5 days can skip having a COVID-19 test and no quarantining will be required.

The catch is, they have to be from a low-risk country. Those include: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the CNMI, and Palau.

Even with the new rules, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero told K57’s Patti Arroyo Wednesday morning that there’s no sure-fire way to reopen the economy, without having some risk.

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“But it’s also with the physician’s advisory group, tracking literature and they’re saying that if you get infected in Day One, that on Day Five, that’s when you become much more infectious. So, that’s the basis for what the 5-days was based on,” the governor said.

The governor added that there’s no mitigating effort that will result in absolutely zero risk regarding the virus but continuing wearing masks, social distancing, and sanitation is the best option to reopen Guam.