ATIA continues to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID - 19) and potential impacts to Alaska’s travel industry during this rapidly evolving situation.

On March 23, 2020, the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services issued an update to its existing travel health alert regarding COVID-19.                    

  • Tourism businesses are continuing to take bookings into the future with full understanding that they may need to be further postponed. 

  • All individuals arriving in Alaska – visitors and residents alike – are required proceed from the airport to a designated quarantine location to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in Alaska and monitor for illness.

NEW: State of Alaska Coronavirus Response Tracking Page

NEW: Travel Alaska Social Media Best Practices


ATIA hosted a webinar with representatives from the Small Business Administration and local lending institutions on April 1. See the complete webinar here . 

ATIA hosted a webinar with Alaska's congressional delegation on March 31. You can see the recorded video here .

ATIA has created an online forum for tourism industry professionals to share words of encouragement, ideas, lessons learned and other information related to their business's COVID-19 response.

U.S. Travel has developed a comprehensive list of resources regarding the CARES Act, including a summary of the act and eligibility guidelines. See U.S. Travel's March 30th webinar on navigating the CARES Act  here. They have also developed responses to Frequently Asked Questions related to CARES Act loan funds. 

 

Financial Resources

Information for Alaska Tourism Businesses  

Informational Webinars

Industry-specific Information and Advocacy Guidance  

Industry and Official Government Statements

Information for Travelers

COVID-19 Information    

 

Updated: April 3, 2020