Planning a trip to Alaska? Keep reading. Both the State of Alaska and the Municipality of Anchorage have established a variety of health and safety advisories to slow the spread of COVID-19. These recommendations help protect the community, allowing travelers to plan with confidence knowing safety is a priority.

  • Travelers are encouraged to wear face masks in public indoor settings, and outdoors whenever social distancing is challenging. Individual businesses may also require masks, and travelers should be prepared to wear a face mask when necessary: Read more. Physical distancing is still encouraged, and travelers are also asked to observe optional statewide testing recommendations.

  • Beginning June 1, all visitors to Alaska are eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine in Alaska, including at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and other major airports around the state. Learn more.

  • Healthy Anchorage PledgeMany businesses demonstrate their commitment to guest wellness by making the Healthy Anchorage Pledge. Those that take the pledge ensure they're following appropriate precautionary measures and implementing best practices from the CDC and other health authorities. Look for the Healthy Anchorage logo (pictured above) for an extra level of reassurance as you plan your trip to Alaska.                  

  • Click here to read the State of Alaska's COVID-19 Response and Recovery Health Advisory No. 2: International and Interstate Travel.

Domestic Arrivals

All visitors arriving in Alaska are advised to submit a Travel Declaration and Self-Isolation Plan, and should consider either 1) arriving with proof of a qualifying negative COVID-19 test (molecular-based PCR swab test) taken within 72 hours of departure, or 2) following their employer’s work plan filed with the State of Alaska, or 3) taking a free COVID-19 test upon arrival in Alaska, then observing strict social distancing until results arrive. Read more here.

International Arrivals

Beginning Jan. 26, 2021, all travelers arriving in the U.S. from a foreign country must get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs, then provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight, according to an order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more here.



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