Watch Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy inviting everyone age 16 or older to get the vaccine.
All Alaska residents and workers 16 years of age and older now are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine!
In conjunction with other mitigation steps (social distancing, masks, hand hygiene and testing), the vaccine is a game-changer for travelers.
CLICK HERE to book your vaccination appointment in Alaska!
Updated Information for Travelers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
• Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19.
• People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States.
– Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it (like Hawaii)
– Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine
– Fully vaccinated travelers should still follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely including:
– Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
– Stay 6 feet from others and avoid crowds
– Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
The State of Alaska’s regulations are changing when it comes to flying in and out of the state. Travelers should be aware before heading to the airport.
Remember: although the State of Alaska does not have any travel mandates at this time. BUT, several communities do, including: Juneau, Bethel, Nome, Dutch Harbor, Utquigvik, St. Paul Island, Dillingham and Kotzebue, among others. CLICK HERE for more information and follow the link for specific information on each community.
Aloha: Free Hawaii pre-testing now available at four Alaska airports: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan.
Capstone Clinic , which runs the airport testing centers, now will provide Hawaii-approved pre-testing for COVID-19. With the test, travelers can bypass Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day quarantine in effect.
You must make a separate trip to the airport for testing prior to arriving for travel (within 72 hours of your Hawaii flight). Test results are often available in less than 48 hours (actually 4-20 hours if you get tested at ANC).
To test at an airport before travel, you will need to:
- Create an Alaska Travel Portal account
- Input your insurance details to your account
- Bring proof of an airline reservation
When you visit (or are returning to) Alaska, you can get tested for free on arrival in Juneau, Ketchikan, Anchorage or Fairbanks. If you wait until arrival to get tested, you should follow strict social distancing for five days or until you get your test results (whichever is longer).
AFTER returning to Alaska, continue to observe best practices to help slow/stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That means: practice social distancing, wear a mask and wash your hands frequently.
IMPORTANT: You are not required to get a COVID-19 test, but it’s the right thing to do. The State of Alaska’s Dept. of Health and Social Services relies on these tests to identify travelers who are COVID-positive. This helps stop the spread of the virus, including the highly contagious variants.
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