The Air V&V programme offers visitors the administration of a Covid-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson/Janssen), Covid-19 tests as needed, and digital vaccination records. Participants can enjoy concierge-style medical service in the comfort of their hotel while enjoying the island.
Guam currently welcomes US citizens living abroad, green card holders, and non-US citizens to avail themselves of the vaccination and vacation deals. On 6 July, Guam welcomed its first direct flight from Taiwan in more than a year and a half. The EVA Air charter flight carried 153 passengers to the island to participate in the Air V&V programme. The charter is one of several flights coordinated by various Taiwan travel agencies. More than 2,000 visitors from Taiwan are expected in the months of July and August because of Air V&V.
People are tired of waiting to get vaccinated
“This programme captures a unique demographic of travellers around the world that are tired of waiting to get vaccinated in this pandemic,” said GVB President and CEO Carl Gutierrez. “This will give a shot in the arm to our tourism industry through this unique and valuable service, offering more opportunities to put our people back to work and get our economy roaring again.”
All-in-one packages were developed by Guam’s medical community, travel trade, and hotel partners. Prior to arrival in Guam, programme participants must book their package with one of the participating hotels. The hotel will assist in scheduling the vaccination and PCR appointments for Air V&V participants. All international travellers must provide a negative PCR test before boarding their flight to Guam. Upon arrival, they are also required they register with Sara Alert for monitoring for up to 14 days, and download the Guam Covid-19 Alert App.
As part of the programme, they will also get a PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Participants will depart Guam with their vaccination record card and vaccination health authority record.
Meanwhile, nearly two thirds of British expats living and working around the world have been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to latest research.