Trip and Vaccination in Guam for Taiwanese vacationers
Taiwan has long waiting lists for people receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. A vacation to the US Territory of Guam includes the vaccine, beautiful tropical beaches and a unique taste of the Håfa Adai spirit.
- Known as “Air V&V” for “Vacation and Vaccination,” includes the first dose of a vaccine of your choice with the option of a second vaccination if vacationers stay in United States territory long enough.
- Interest in the trips rose after the Guam government removed quarantine requirements for visitors who had a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the flight.
- The EVA Air Charter, an Airbus A321-200, is one of several flights coordinated by various Taiwanese travel agencies such as Lion Travel and Phoenix Tours. More than 2,000 visitors from Taiwan are expected in July and August.
The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and AB Won Pat International Airport Authority welcomed Guam’s 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 Guam’s vaccine tourism program – Air V&V.
Over 2,000 visitors will eventually travel from Taiwan to Guam to get vaccinated while enjoying a dream vacation.
The EVA Air Charter, an Airbus A321-200, is one of several flights coordinated by various Taiwanese travel agencies such as Lion Travel and Phoenix Tours. More than 2,000 visitors from Taiwan are expected in July and August.
Taiwanese tourists return to Guam
“This is just the beginning of the revival of Guam’s leading industry,” said Carl TC Gutierrez, President and CEO of GVB. “I would like to thank Governor Lou Leon Guerrero for supporting the Air V&V program, which gives visitors the opportunity to get vaccinated and also experience our Håfa Adai spirit.”
GVB provided free mineral water and hand sanitizer to passengers en route from immigration to the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) checkpoint. Passengers were also greeted with live Chamoru music by Ruby Santos and Jesse Bais.
“I would like to acknowledge the great collaboration between the Guam Taiwan Office, EVA Air and other travel trading partners to make this charter flight a success,” said Nadine Leon Guerrero, Director of Global Marketing at GVB. “We would like to thank the Guam International Airport Authority, Guam Customs and Quarantine, Airport Police and Public Health for their continued partnership in welcoming visitors to our beautiful island.”