CDC travel advisory: Steer clear of Guam


The Center for Disease Control's new travel warning advises travelers to avoid "nonessential travel" to Guam.
"Travelers at increased risk for severe illness from Covid-19 should consider postponing all travel, including essential travel to Guam," CDC said.
Noting that "Covid-19 risk in Guam is high," CDC warned travelers that, "If you get sick in Guam and need medical care, resources may be limited."

"Some examples of essential travel may include traveling for humanitarian aid work, medical reasons, or family emergencies," CDC said.

CDC specifically advised older adults, people of any age with certain underlying medical conditions, and others at increased risk for severe illness to consider postponing all travel plans.

As of Aug. 7, Guam had 411 Covid-19 cases.

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said Friday Guam is still implementing the same protocols for arriving passengers.

Guam was originally scheduled to reopen July 1 after the governor moved the island to Pandemic Condition