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COVID-19 Travel Updates

COVID-19 Travel Updates

Travel Safe in Alaska

We look forward to welcoming you to experience Alaska’s wide open spaces. Given the remote location of our state and the limited access that many rural communities have to healthcare facilities, we ask that you are diligent and follow all federal, state, and business COVID-19 travel protocols to keep you and our communities safe. Please check with local jurisdictions and tour operators that you will be using as they may have individual requirements for testing, vaccinations, masking, and traveling to and in respective communities.


The State of Alaska does not require COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, or masking for travelers. However, individual businesses and communities may have their own requirements. Please check with businesses, cruise lines, and tour operators for their specific COVID-19 regulations. It is recommended that travelers:

A special note for fully-vaccinated travelers: 

  • Fully-vaccinated travelers are defined as more than two weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series, or more than two weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine.
  • The CDC states that it is safe for fully-vaccinated travelers to travel within the United States and do not need to test before or after travel unless their destination requires it, nor do they need to self-quarantine.


Most cruise lines are requiring that passengers receive their final COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to cruise departure and require pre-travel COVID-19 testing. Please visit each cruise company’s website for information on their vaccination and testing requirements and other COVID-19 protocols.


CANADIAN COVID BORDER REQUIREMENTS HAVE ENDED: All COVID border requirements for travelers entering Canada by land, air, and sea have ended, including proof of vaccination, usage of ArriveCAN app, and testing requirements. Please see the Government of Canada's COVID-19 travel page for more information.

U.S. COVID BORDER REQUIREMENTS HAVE ENDED: Starting May 12, 2023, the U.S. border no longer requires proof of vaccination. Please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website for more information. 


U.S. INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVEL VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE ENDED: The international vaccine requirement ended on May 12, 2023. International travelers do not need to show proof of vaccination prior to boarding a U.S.-bound flight. Read more here. Visit the CDC's Air Travel page for additional details.

Thank you for traveling safe!

Alaska — and the families, businesses, and communities that benefit from Alaska tourism — are here for you and will work with you to ensure your dream trip to Alaska becomes a reality. Be sure to research cancellation policies with individual tourism businesses.

More information can be found on the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services dedicated travel information website. We encourage travelers continue to be aware of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel updates.

We look forward to seeing you in Alaska!

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