ATIA Traveler Hotline
Questions on traveling to Alaska and State of Alaska health mandates? Please read through the information below. E-mail the Alaska Traveler Information Hotline or call 1-907-646-3322, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to leave a detailed message. Call volume may be high due to State of Alaska Travel Mandate updates. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
All travelers: Prior to arrival in Alaska, travelers must complete the State of Alaska Travel Destination form online.
State of Alaska Health Mandates
Starting August 11 all non-residents must arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Testing will no longer be available for non-residents when they arrive in Alaska. Residents can still be tested when arriving at the airport. Current protocols below will remain in place through August 10. More information can be found on the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services dedicated travel information website.
Health Mandate 18 has been updated has been updated to permit travel to communities located off the road system, however communities may enact local travel restrictions of their own. This revision was made to provide flexibility to local communities off the road system to make their own decisions about when to open to travelers.
Masks and Face Coverings: The following communities have mask guidelines for indoor, public spaces: Anchorage, Valdez, Sitka, Cordova, Juneau
Travelers entering the state prior to August 11 may enter Alaska upon either:
- Producing a negative molecular-based test result for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to departure to Alaska.
- Producing a negative molecular-based test result for COVID-19 within five days of an individual’s travel date and then obtain a second test upon arrival. Travelers do not have to wait for the results of the second arrival test or quarantine; however, they are encouraged to minimize interactions (limit indoor time, wear a face covering, etc.) until the second test result is received and confirmed negative.
- Obtaining an initial molecular-based test upon arrival in Alaska that shows a negative result for COVID-19, in which the traveler will self-quarantine, at their own expense, until the first test result is received and confirmed negative. The traveler will receive a voucher for a second test that must occur within 7-14 days after arrival, in which the traveler will minimize interactions until the second test results are confirmed negative.
- Providing critical infrastructure services, in which the employee must abide by their company’s protective plan on file with the state.
- If a traveler does not fall under any of the above categories, they must undergo a 14-day quarantine at their own expense before continuing on in their travels.
- Stay home when you are sick. This will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
- Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with others and practice social distancing.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Be aware of various state and community travel and health guidelines.
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