Healthy Traveler: Back to Basics

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There are increasingly strident calls from public health officials to pay attention to details to keep you and your loved ones healthy in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll go over the basics…this time a little louder for our friends in the back row. Scroll down for the latest guidance for travelers.

Wear a mask.
Wash your paws.
Keep a safe distance from others (six feet)

If you are traveling TO Alaska, here’s what you need to know (CLICK HERE):

  1. Get tested. CLICK HERE for a list of testing locations.
  2. Complete a travel declaration form. CLICK HERE for details.
  3. Alaska residents can receive a free COVID-19 test on arrival.
  4. Non-residents can get tested at the airport on arrival for $250.
  5. Everyone arriving in Alaska must practice strict social distancing for five days even if your test result is negative. This will help prevent the spread of COVID-19. CLICK HERE to read Health Order 6. 
  6. Watch for symptoms and isolate and get tested even if you have just one symptom or feel mildly sick.

If you are traveling FROM Alaska, pay attention:

  1. The governors of Washington, Oregon and California declared that travelers shall quarantine on arrival for 14 days. CLICK HERE for details.
  2. Travel to Hawaii continues to be problematic, due to testing requirements. The island of Kauai now mandates a 14-day mandatory quarantine on arrival. Visitors to Oahu, Kona and Maui MUST have negative test results IN HAND from a trusted partner or risk 14-day quarantine. COVID tests must be taken within 72 hours of the departure of your Hawaii-bound flight. CLICK HERE for details. CLICK HERE for a state-by-state rundown of quarantine restrictions/recommendations.
  3. CLICK HERE for a state-by-state rundown of quarantine restrictions/recommendations.

WATCH DR. ANNE ZINK, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, as she reviews the COVID data from last week.

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