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

  • Face masks may be required in certain venues or private businesses. Physical distancing is still encouraged, and travelers are also asked to observe optional statewide testing recommendations.

  • Free COVID-19 vaccines are available to travelers at a variety of locations, including at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and other major airports around the state. Learn more.

  • Testing is available to incoming travelers at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The State of Alaska will distribute free over-the-counter, take-home rapid antigen tests beginning in early December. Learn more.

  • Healthy Anchorage Pledge Many 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

Travelers who are not fully vaccinated should get tested when arriving in Alaska, according to the State of Alaska. Fully vaccinated travelers may also choose to get tested, and testing is free at participating airports. 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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