Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 5:01 p.m. ADT

The health and safety of Alaska’s visitors and residents, along with its member businesses, remains a top priority to the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA), the state’s leading membership association for Alaska’s travel industry. ATIA continues to provide important and timely information regarding COVID-19 to ensure safe and reliable travel decisions for those visiting the 49th state. 

Per Alaska Health Mandate 10starting August 11, travelers do one of the following: 

  • 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.

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 a 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.

More information can be found on the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services dedicated travel information website.

Statewide restrictions have been removed for traveling to communities within the state. However, travelers are advised to check with local jurisdictions as they may have individual requirements for traveling to and in respective communities.

Many Alaska tourism businesses are open under the Reopen Alaska Responsibly plan. We encourage you to stay in touch with your travel providers to discuss their opening schedule and health and safety protocols before cancelling or postponing your trip. 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.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to post updated information for travelers. We encourage travelers to look to CDC guidance on healthy travel habits, including washing hands, social distancing, covering coughs, calling your health provider first if you don’t feel well and self-isolating if you have come in contact with someone who has become ill.

Questions on traveling to Alaska or State of Alaska health mandates? E-mail the Alaska Traveler Information Hotline or call 1-907-646-3322, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ADT), Monday - Friday.

Thank you for traveling safe!


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