As the 49th State, U.S. residents don’t need a passport to go to Alaska, but as of May 3, 2023, you will need a REAL ID.

Beginning May 3, 2023, U.S. citizens ages 18 and up traveling by air within the United States will need REAL-ID compliant identification to go through airport security checkpoints. REAL ID compliant identification includes a state-issued REAL ID, U.S. Passport, military ID, or other form of compliant ID. REAL ID driver’s licenses – generally marked with a star on the upper portion of the card – are available at your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Remember, if you’re traveling anywhere in the United States – including Alaska – after May 3, 2023, you’ll need REAL ID-compliant identification to go through TSA checkpoints.


Alaska Tips

Outdoor Gear

Learn More The specialized gear you will need to bring will be minimal. As a general rule, you need...

Sportfishing

Learn More Interior rivers and lakes serve up salmon, trout, Dolly Varden, northern pike and grayling. Refer to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for fishing runs and license information at...

Where is the Iditarod Trail?

Learn More Dog mushing is Alaska's official sport, and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race held every...

What can I buy in Alaska?

Learn More Wherever you go the Great Land, you'll find unique, authentic Alaskan products and crafts. These can include...

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