Sumary of Guam halts vacation-and-vax tours as virus cases rise:
- The U.S. Pacific territory of Guam has suspended a program allowing international visitors to receive a COVID-19 vaccination while enjoying a tropical holiday due to a surge in virus cases.
- The Guam Visitors Bureau halted the “Air V&V” — vacation and vaccination — scheme, launched in July in a bid to restart the island’s pandemic-devastated tourism industry.
- ” Guam Visitors Bureau president Carl Gutierrez said all arrivals linked to the program had originated from Taiwan, but the last were on August 22. “Since Taiwan is the only organized Air V&V, there are no more announced Taiwan flights,” he told AFP.
- “Both Lion Travel and Eva Airlines initiated longer term charter flights.