Guam: travel info
How to get to Guam
Since Guam is a traffic hub for international flights in the Pacific, there are many ways to fly to the island. It is served by numerous airports in Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan, Australia, Indonesia, Hawaii and the other islands of Micronesia.
Travel in the country
The public bus system is extremely rudimentary. You should therefore get around the island by rental car or taxi.
Guam has a total of 885 km of roads, 675 km of which are tarred, the rest is laid with gravel.
Tourists are best moved around the island with a rental car.
Up to a stay of 30 days you do not need a driver’s license from Guam, but can drive with an international driver’s license. There are numerous car rental companies on the island.
International license plate
According to Abbreviationfinder, Guam’s international license plate is:
Guam: Embassies, Consulates and Tourist Office
Visit Countryaah for a full list of Guam embassies and consulates in each country around the world.
Representations of Guam in Germany
Guam does not have its own diplomatic missions abroad; these are handled by the USA in Berlin.
The US embassy on Pariser Platz – right next to the Brandenburg Gate – was opened on July 4th, 2008 – the US national day – in the presence of George Bush Sr. and Chancellor Merkel, where she was before the Second World War. Due to the special security requirements of the building, there had been considerable differences between the USA and the Berlin administration before construction began, but these could be resolved in an architecturally acceptable manner.
Embassy of the United States of America in Berlin
Pariser Platz 2
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 830 50
German representations in Guam
The Federal Republic of Germany does not have its own embassy in Guam. The embassy in Manila, Philippines is responsible.
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Manila
25/F, Tower II, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue
0707 Makati City, Metro-Manila, Philippines
PO Box 2190,
Makati CPO, Makati City
1261 Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 0063 – (0) 2 – 702 3000
The German embassy in Manila is still responsible for:
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Marshall Islands
- Northern Mariana Islands
Austrian representations in Guam
Austria does not have its own embassy in Guam. The consulate general in Los Angeles, USA is responsible.
Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles
11859 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 501
Los Angeles, California 90025
Tel: 001 – 310 – 444 9310
Representations of Guam in Austria
Guam does not have its own diplomatic mission abroad; these are handled by the USA in Vienna.
Embassy of the United States of America in Vienna
Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 313 39
Swiss representations in Guam
Switzerland does not have its own embassy in Guam. The embassy in Washington, USA is responsible.
Embassy, Embassy of Switzerland in Washington
2900 Cathedral Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 001 – 202 – 745 7900
Representations of Guam in Switzerland
Guam does not have its own diplomatic mission abroad, this is done by the USA in Bern.
Embassy of the United States of America in Bern
Tel: 0031 – (0) 31 – 357 7011
Guam Visitors Bureau
401 Pale San Vitores Road
Tumon, Guam 96913
Tel: 00671 – 646 – 5278
00671 – 646 – 5279
Guam: entry and exit regulations
Citizens of the USA or the islands of Micronesia do not need a visa. Apart from Canadian citizens, all travelers must apply for a US visa prior to travel. Citizens of Great Britain, New Zealand, Japan and Australia are allowed to enter Guam for 15 days without a visa.
The passport must be valid for another six months beyond the intended departure date.
Otherwise the entry regulations of the USA apply.
Import and export of goods
Visitors can bring in goods worth up to US $ 1,000.
Fruits and food should not be imported (see entry requirements USA).
The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties.
Guam is a duty-free zone, so there are no restrictions in this regard.