Congressman Michael San Nicolas has confirmed that the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control order expanding the negative COVID-19 test requirement to air passengers entering the US does not include Guam.
According to San Nicolas, CDC confirmed to him that the latest order does not include individuals traveling from Guam and other US Territories.
The new CDC order was announced after variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus continued to emerge in countries around the world and there is evidence of increased transmissibility of some of these variants.
With the US already in surge status, the CDC said the testing requirement for air passengers will help slow the spread of the virus as the work continues to vaccinate the American public.
But San Nicolas said the CDC order only applies to international travelers.
“The order states ‘foreign country means anywhere that is not a state, territory, or possession of the United States.’ So Guam is not included in this,” San Nicolas said.