“WHERE AMERICA'S DAY BEGINS”
Hafa Adai! (Hello or Welcome)
Guam is an island territory of the United States, rich with cultural heritage and pride, is located 900 miles north of the equator in the Western Pacific. Guam is four to eight miles wide and 32 miles long and is the largest of the Micronesian islands. Guam’s lush tropical terrain along with urban areas within the island covers 220 square miles and is the southernmost island in the Mariana Island chain. Because of its western location from the International Date Line, Guam is the first to experience the new day in the United States; hence Guam is "Where America’s Day Begins." Its capital city is Hag
From water activities, like snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, and more, to golfing, hiking, shopping at any of our duty-free stores and malls, and dining at a variety of restaurants specializing in local and international cuisines, there is much to do and see on Guam.
Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States, commonly referred to as America in Asia, and we invite you to come and experience everything our wonderful island and people have to share.
For more information about Guam, visit Guam’s official Tourism website: www.VisitGuam.org
Visa and Entry Formalities
Effective November 28, 2009, the Consolidated Natural Resources Act will go into effect and includes a new ruling on the Guam Visa Waiver Program. According to the Federal Register, currently, the determination as to which countries may participate is based on the countries’ geographical proximity to Guam on the premise that they maintain a traditional interchange with Guam. Countries that are not in geographical proximity to Guam may be included if they have a substantial volume of nonimmigrant admissions to Guam and extend reciprocal privileges to citizens of the United States.
Citizens of more than a dozen countries have been allowed entry to Guam without a visa for a period of up to 45 days; travel onward to other U.S. ports is not allowed and the traveler must arrive on a signatory carrier. Countries on the Visa Waiver Program include Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
For more detailed information, please visit the United States Department of Homeland Security’s website at
How to Get to Guam?
Where to Stay in Guam?
How to Get Around in Guam?
Guam is also home to Guam Mass Transit Authority, which provides public transportation services to residents and visitors. Buses are currently operating in 15 routes, five of which cater to people with disabilities. Service frequencies vary from 30 minutes to two hours at designated bus stops throughout the island, six days per week (closed on Sundays). Hours of service generally extend from 5:30 AM to 6:30 PM with the standard fare at $3/day or $1/ride, with discounts for senior citizens, students, and persons with disabilities.
If open-air is your preference, check out the trolley system, which transports visitors from Tumon to other shopping destinations throughout central Guam. Fares are inexpensive, and it can be a memorable experience for families. Trolley schedules and pick-up points are located at all shopping centers.