According to internetsailors, Guam (Chamorro: Guåhan) is an island in the Pacific Ocean (Oceania) forming a separate territory of the United States of America. In addition, Guam is part of the Marianas archipelago and the Micronesia region. The capital of Guam is Hagåtña (Agana). A number of major cities on Guam are: Dededo, Tamuning and Yigo.
Guam is known as a tourist destination. The island receives the most tourists in the Micronesia region. Guam is mostly hilly and is home to many volcanic mountains, waterfalls, jungles, valleys and cliffs. Guam’s coastline consists of white sand beaches, clear blue water and many diving facilities. Luxury hotels, nightclubs and large shopping centers can be found all over the island. Guam is also known for duty-free shopping and the American Air Force Base “Anderson”. See allcitycodes for area codes of countries in Oceania.
Where is Guam located?
Travel information of Guam
Official name: Guam
Area: 549 km²
Capital: Hagåtña (Agana)
Country code: GU, GUM
Population: 168,485 inhabitants (2020)
Government: Separate territory of the United States of America
Highest point: 406 m (Mount Lamlam)
Distance (Amsterdam – Hagåtña): 11,763 km
Flight time: approximately 15 hours
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
A detailed explanation of this travel advice can be found at Travel.gc.ca.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Guam that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Guam, please visit Countryaah.
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Guam. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.
Weather and climate
Guam has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 20 to 30 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Guam can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Guam can be found at Climate info.
January, February and March are the best months to travel to Guam. In these months the chance of precipitation is relatively smallest. However, keep in mind that Guam receives a lot of precipitation all year round.
English and Chamorro are both official languages on Guam.
You must have a passport that is still valid when you leave Guam.
A visa is not necessary if you travel with a transport company that works with the ‘visa waiver program’ and stays shorter than 90 days.
Since January 12, 2009, travelers traveling to the US under the Visa Waver Program must register at least 72 hours before arrival in Guam. This registration consists of completing a questionnaire via the internet: esta.cbp.dhs.gov. The fee of USD 14 per person must be paid by credit card.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in the Philippines (also for Guam):
US Embassy and Consulate in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Guam, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
On Guam, payment is made with the US dollar (USD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Guam can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices on Guam are a lot more expensive than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +25% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (10% cheaper), food (80% more expensive), imported beer in catering (33% more expensive), cigarettes (3% more expensive) and clothing (20% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
It is customary to tip in Guam. If no service costs have been calculated yet, a tip of 10-15% is given for good service.
During our summer time it is 8 hours later on Guam.
During our winter time, it is 9 hours later on Guam.
Guam has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Guam can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
On Guam you must drive on the right.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Guam.
Electricity On Guam you may need an adapter plug and/or converter
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets on Guam can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire: 911
– Ambulance: 911
Tap water is safe to drink.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Guam can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Guam can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Guam end in.gu.
Guam official websites: guam.gov and visitguam.org.
The country code (international prefix) to call someone on Guam is 001671 or +1671.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Guam? Then use the Dutch country code 01131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Guam Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Guam Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Guam.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Guam.
An overview of all holidays in Guam can be found at timeanddate.com.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Guam, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Guam?
At Waarbenjij.nu you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Guam. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Guam can be found on Protected Planet.
Guam is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Guam? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported to Guam.
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter while visiting Guam.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 21.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Guam receives the most tourists of all countries in Micronesia?
…The United States has an important naval and air base on Guam?
…More than 1.2 million tourists visit Guam every year?
…Most of the tourists come from Japan?