19: Journey

Vacationers arriving into Alaska from one other state or nation should observe protocols. Learn the brand new guidelines on the COVID-19 Outbreak Well being Orders Info Web page, Alaska Journey Portal, and ceaselessly requested questions.

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Situations throughout Alaska are dynamic and will change with little discover on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. All the time plan forward and be ready for adjustments. Take pleasure in your travels, however we ask that you keep house when you really feel sick, even if in case you have delicate signs.

Journey protocols in impact

Well being Order 6: Worldwide and Interstate Journey, which addresses necessities concerning journey into Alaska, and a brand new Well being Order 8: Intrastate Journey, which addresses journey inside Alaska, went into impact on November 16, 2020. The adjustments hold protecting protocols in place however are aimed toward making the principles easier and simpler to grasp. Learn the detailed necessities and knowledge at Well being Orders Info.

If I get vaccinated do I’ve to adjust to Well being Order 8, Intrastate Journey or Well being Order 6, Worldwide and Interstate Journey?

Vital infrastructure journey

Journey that’s deemed important or for important private wants, as beforehand outlined in Well being Orders 6 and eight, will proceed because it has beneath current steering. This contains, however is just not restricted to, youngster custody exchanges or visitation, and navy households relocating beneath orders.

Touring from Alaska

In case you are an Alaska resident touring out of state, you do not want to check earlier than departure with a purpose to adjust to Well being Order 6. Upon returning to Alaska, Alaska residents should observe the identical guidelines as different guests coming into the state. When you’ve got had an prolonged keep exterior of Alaska, we suggest you get examined earlier than you journey. In case your journey could be very brief, please know that you’ll obtain a voucher to get examined in Alaska upon your return.

Touring inside Alaska

Outbreak Well being Order 8, governs journey between communities on and off the street system to assist stop the unfold of COVID-19.

  • Half A of that order took impact with the opposite orders on November 16; Half A states that native communities are permitted to enact journey restrictions to reduce the unfold of the COVID-19 virus.
  • Half B of the order takes impact Nov. 21, and would require that vacationers inside Alaska who journey off of the street system keep social distancing till they produce a adverse end result from a current COVID-19 take a look at. The order is aimed toward stopping the unfold of COVID-19 between communities.

Whereas touring inside Alaska you will need to get examined and self-isolate when you get sick or develop COVID-19 signs. Bear in mind that native jurisdictions might have their very own necessities for touring into their communities. It’s the duty of each traveler to coach themselves and call the communities they’re touring to forward of time to grasp native circumstances.

Touring by means of Canada to Alaska

Vacationers going by means of Canada to Alaska for non-discretionary functions should enter by means of one in every of 5 ports of entry. These coming into Canada from Alaska on the northern border aren’t topic to entry at a type of 5 ports, nevertheless, extra protecting measures could also be imposed on the time of entry by border officers.

Touring from the UK

Should you journey from the UK to the US, make plans to get examined earlier than journey:


It’s essential to obtain a adverse end result from qualifying COVID-19 take a look at. Alaska doesn’t settle for serology/antibody checks. For extra data, go to our COVID-19 Testing webpage.

The place can I discover a take a look at website?

Alaska doesn’t endorse or counsel any explicit testing website or firm, however the next data is offered to help in your analysis:

What are at-home choices for testing?

There are seven FDA-approved home-collection COVID checks:

Well being issues whereas touring

Vacationers are welcome to return to Alaska and don’t must quarantine after they arrive – so long as they’ll present they’ve had a current qualifying adverse COVID-19 take a look at. Alaska has among the lowest numbers of COVID-19 circumstances within the nation, and we’d wish to hold it that method.

Know earlier than you go! Plan forward and get examined earlier than you journey

Advance planning is the easiest way to make sure a profitable journey. Listed here are just a few key steps you may take to guard your self and keep away from pointless quarantine upon arrival in Alaska:

  • Take a look at for COVID-19 earlier than you go
    Deliver printed proof of a qualifying adverse COVID-19 take a look at taken no greater than 72 hours previous to journey. Each the outcomes and a accomplished journey declaration and self-isolation plan have to be submitted upon arrival in Alaska.

  • Shield your journey
    Surprising occasions may cause circumstances to rapidly change. Medical, evacuation and journey insurance coverage are advisable.

  • Put together for your journey
    Reduce your publicity in public settings within the weeks earlier than you journey.

  • Examine native restrictions
    Totally different communities have completely different guidelines. Examine with every neighborhood you’re touring to earlier than you go.

  • Plan to reduce public interactions in your journey
    Reap the benefits of the house and nice outside Alaska has to supply and plan to restrict time in public indoor areas.

  • Material face coverings, social distancing and good hygiene strongly inspired
    Some locations might require the usage of a face overlaying. Keep six ft away from others and wash your fingers typically.

  • Keep house when you’re sick
    Should you’re unwell or been uncovered to an individual with COVID-19 in the previous 14 days, postpone your journey.

Welcome to Alaska! While you arrive …

While you arrive, search for greeters who will help you by means of the method and be ready with the correct documentation:

  • Journey Declaration Type and Self-Isolation Plan
    Submit your journey declaration and self-isolation plan on the Alaska Journey Portal. 

  • Present proof of adverse COVID-19 take a look at
    Arrive with proof of a qualifying adverse COVID-19 take a look at.

  • Within the occasion of a constructive COVID-19 take a look at
    Should you take a look at constructive in Alaska, you will need to isolate at your individual expense for 14 days or till a public well being official clears you for touring.

  • Lodging bills
    Every traveler is answerable for their very own bills whereas in quarantine or isolation, together with lodging.

  • If nobody is there to greet you
    If nobody is there to greet you while you arrive in Alaska, please electronic mail [email protected] for instructions on how one can adjust to the necessities of Well being Orders 6 and eight.

When you’re right here, watch your window!

Be a COVID-conscious traveler:

  • Restrict publicity for 14 days
    A qualifying adverse COVID-19 take a look at isn’t the identical as quarantine. A adverse take a look at doesn’t imply you received’t develop signs or take a look at constructive later, so we respectfully ask you to restrict your social interactions throughout your journey to shield your self and others.

  • Keep away from indoor areas
    Use take-out and supply choices for meals. Benefit from the nice outside and Alaska’s extensive open areas. Keep away from pointless purchasing.

  • Keep away from giant gatherings
    Now isn’t the time to be in a giant crowd. In case your journey or enterprise in Alaska requires you to be a part of a gathering, or anytime you’re out in public, we ask that you just keep at the least 6 ft away from others.

  • Examine native restrictions
    Totally different communities might have completely different guidelines. Examine earlier than you go.

  • Get a second take a look at
    Get a second COVID-19 take a look at 5-14 days after you arrive in Alaska. 

  • Should you’re a important infrastructure employee
    Comply with your employer’s workforce shield plan on file with the State of Alaska.


Please have a protected and wholesome journey. Should you want extra data, please go to these websites:

Contact data

  • Take a look at outcomes and testing questions with well being data included, and Declaration Varieties, needs to be despatched to [email protected] 
  • Questions associated to approaching journey and testing/quarantine necessities for coming into Alaska may be despatched to: [email protected] or contact (907) 646-3322, staffed M-F 9am-5pm.
  • Questions concerning DHSS COVID-19 response, together with orders and alerts, may be despatched to [email protected]


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