Guam extends free PCR tests for visitors; increased traffic from Korea expected

Updated: Mar 17



By Pacific Island Times News Staff


The Guam Visitors Bureau is anticipating an increase in travel from Korea, which is expected to ease travel restrictions in the coming weeks.


The expected influx of travel is also due to the country’s high in-country vaccination rates, better-developed healthcare system, and the in-market sentiment of learning to live with Covid-19, GVB said.


At a board meeting on March 10, GVB president and CEO Carl T.C. Gutierrez announced that Guam will continue to provide free PCR testing for incoming visitors until the end of the current fiscal year or until the PCR requirement is lifted by the island’s source markets.


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“This news comes at an opportune time as the Korean government announced today that they are planning to reduce or lift quarantine restrictions for re-entry into Korea beginning March 21," Gutierrez said.


GVB expects other source markets to follow suit with the easing of quarantine restrictions.


The Bureau provided free PCR testing from November to December 2021. GVB relaunched the program on Feb. 28 All incoming visitors are able to book testing online at www.visitguam.com/pcr and can avail themselves of any of the seven participating clinics located throughout the island.




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