By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Guam has streamlined the screening and processing of incoming passengers, effective, Jan. 16, to avoid duplicative efforts and better manage resources.
On Oct. 25, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order requiring all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, to show a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than one calendar day before travel to the United States, or documentation of recovery from Covid-19 in past 90 days.
Predeparture viral test requirement does not apply to children under two years of age.
The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services has ceased processing of passengers and airline crew members of flights from foreign countries where vaccination and exception screening is already being facilitated by the airlines in accordance with the CDC order.
However, the department said the screening process will remain for passengers and airline crew members on flights that are not subject to the provisions of the October 2021 CDC order.
These flights include departures originating from CNMI, Narita, Honolulu, Island Hopper flights originating from Honolulu and chartered flights, wherein all passengers and airline crew members arrive from the identified flights.