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. All travelers, even those with proof of vaccination, must still follow State of Alaska Travel Orders and Health Mandates.
State of Alaska Health Mandates
Per Alaska Health Order No. 6, starting November 16, travelers do one of the following:
- Obtain molecular-based test 72 hours before departure and upload negative result into the Alaska Travel Portal.
- If tested 72 hours before departure and awaiting results, travelers will need to upload proof of test taken into the Alaska Travel Portal and quarantine at personal expense while waiting.
- If a non-resident arrives without a pre-test, testing is available for $250 per test. The traveler will be required to quarantine at personal expense while waiting on results.
- A second test taken between 5 and 14 days after arrival is recommended, but not required.
Click here for more information on national testing sites and the five FDA-approved home-collection COVID tests.
Testing will remain available at no cost to Alaska residents, who will also have the option for a 14-day quarantine. Alaska residents traveling back to home communities in rural Alaska will now have the option of testing at the airport sites to prevent bringing the virus into our small communities.
Statewide restrictions have been updated for traveling to communities within the state. Per Alaska Health Order No. 8, Section B, beginning November 21, travelers going from a community located on the road system (including the Alaska Marine Highway System) to a community not located on the road system will need to follow additional testing protocols, in addition to checking with local jurisdictions as they may have individual requirements for traveling to and in respective communities. There are no changes to traveling between communities on the road system. See the Alaska Municipal League’s latest community updates here.
More information can be found on the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services dedicated travel information website.
- 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.
Community Information Updates (Alaska Municipal League)
Navigating Road Travel: Canadian Border (Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities)
Entering Alaska by Air (Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
Alaska Travel Videos
Travel Alaska Alaska will wait, for you video
Explore Fairbanks – COVID Awareness video
Juneau Cares- Greeting Visitors Responsibly video
ATIA Juneau Chapter thank you video, #JuneauWeGotThis
Mat-Su Tourism Strong in Alaska video