Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

Passport/Visa Requirements

There are no Guam visa requirements for citizens of the US who wish to travel to Guam. However, citizens of other countries might need a Tourist Visa if they want to travel to Guam. Although there are visa waiver countries that allow certain foreigners of countries to enter Guam without a visa

US Embassy/Consulate


LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone

911 (USA)


The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Guam: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, COVID-19, pneumonia and influenza.


Tropical marine; generally warm and humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season (January to June), rainy season (July to December); little seasonal temperature variation

Currency (Code)

US $ (USD)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

110 V / 60 Hz / plug types(s): A, B

Plug Type APlug Type B

Major Languages

English, Filipino, Chamorro, other Pacific island languages, Asian languages

Major Religions

Christian (predominantly Roman Catholic) 94.2%, folk religions 1.5%, Buddhist 1.1%

Time Difference

UTC+10 (15 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Potable Water


International Driving Permit

Suggested for non-US citizens.

Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Chamorro Village; Guam Museum; Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica; Fort Apugan; Latte Stone Park; Ritidian Point; Two Lover's Point; War in the Pacific National Historic Park (includes Apaca Point)

Major Sports

Soccer, basketball, rugby

Cultural Practices

Respect for family, community, and elders are major components of traditional Chamorro culture. Island culture has also been heavily influenced by both Spanish and American customs. The latter are pervasive in government and the media. Korean, Micronesian, Filipino, Chinese and Japanese immigrants have also enriched Guam's culture.

Tipping Guidelines

Tipping is common practice in the same way as it is in the US.


Marmar flower headbands, woven baskets, shell necklaces and beaded jewelry, sarongs, machetes with carved wooden handles, natural beauty products

Traditional Cuisine

Kelaguen — a seafood, fish, or meat dish served either as a main course, appetizer, or side dish; the ingredients are typically marinated in a combination of lemon juice, salt, and hot peppers and sometimes enriched with grated fresh coconut

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Friday, September 22, 2023