Guam Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
yellow fever no
cholera no
Typhoid & Polio 1
malaria no
Eat Drink 2


There are two major hospitals and several private clinics. Taking out travel health insurance with return travel insurance is recommended. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check directoryaah for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] Typhoid can occur, poliomyelitis cannot. [2] Nationwide there is an increased risk of infection for various infectious diseases (e.g. hepatitis A, typhus, bacterial dysentery, amoebic dysentery, lambliasis, worm diseases), which are transmitted through contaminated food or drinks. Therefore, careful food and drinking water hygiene measures should always be implemented. Tap water is usually chlorinated and relatively clean, but you may experience a mild stomach upset. Bottled water, which is widely available, is recommended for the first few weeks of your stay. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. milk is pasteurized and dairy products, local meats, poultry, fruits, and vegetables are usually safe. Eating raw or cooked fish and shellfish may cause poisoning.

Other risks

Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs nationwide. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A occurs, hepatitis B is endemic. Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended, and against hepatitis B for long-term stays and in children and adolescents. Japanese encephalitis occurs nationwide. A vaccination is required for longer stays in rural risk areas and in the case of an increased individual risk, e.g. on trekking tours.



US Dollar (see USA).

Credit cards

are usually accepted. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Bank cards Money can be withdrawn from ATMs with a credit card (Visa and Mastercard). The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey. ATMs can be found at the airport, in some hotels and in shopping malls.

Travelers cheques

Travelers checks are not generally accepted in Guam.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Thu 10am-3pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9am-12pm (Bank of Guam only).

Foreign exchange regulations


Currency Exchange

There are numerous ATMs. Banks (partly open all day) and exchange offices can already be found upon arrival at the airport.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
USD U.S$ 1 EUR = 1.04 US$
1 CHF = 1.24 US$
1 USD = 1.00 US$

Guam Money