- Reviewed: 14 January 2020, 13:05 NZDT
- Still current at: 18 January 2020
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Exercise normal safety and security precautions
Exercise normal safety and security precautions in Guam.View Larger Map Close/Open map
New Zealanders in Guam are advised to keep themselves informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America. See our USA travel advisory.
The Guam Office of Homeland Security and Civil Defense provides information on any security alerts. For further information on security and emergency preparedness, see the Guam Homeland Security website.
The Guam Office of Homeland Security and Civil Defense advises the community to stay up to date by listening to the news or following their social media outlets. These are listed below:
Petty crime, such as bag snatching and pickpocketing, occurs in Guam. We advise New Zealanders to be alert to their surroundings at all times and take steps to safeguard their personal belongings.
Penalties for possession, use or trafficking of illegal drugs are severe and can include lengthy imprisonment.
General travel advice
Guam experiences tropical storms and typhoons throughout the year, but most occur from June to December. We advise New Zealanders in Guam to stay informed of weather risks by monitoring local media and to follow any instructions issued by local authorities during storms and typhoons.
New Zealanders travelling or living in Guam should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place that includes provision for medical evacuation by air.
New Zealanders in Guam are advised to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The New Zealand Consulate-General Honolulu, United States of America is accredited to Guam
Street Address 733 Bishop Street, 2020, Honolulu, HI 96813 Telephone +1 808 675 5555 Fax +1 808 675 5561 Email HLUEnquiries@mfat.govt.nz
See our regional advice for the Pacific