Flying Home for the Holidays?

In Alaska Travelgram by scott

Use the best safety protocols, from Alaska Safe Travels.

VAX UP.

Get vaccinated. It’s the best way to protect you, your loved ones and your neighbors near and far from the COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t mess around with this. 

The vaccine is safe. It’s free. Click through  to find a vaccine clinic near you.

More and more destinations require that travelers be fully-vaccinated before arrival.

MASK UP.

Wearing your mask properly over your nose and mouth is required at all airports in the U.S. 

Not just the airports, though. You have to wear your masks on the planes, too. And on the shuttle buses. Also public transit—including taxis, subways and trains.

Also,  many communities have mask mandates  of their own for interior spaces (including Anchorage).

I rely on KN95 or N95 masks, as they offer the best protection. Bandanas, scarves, baclavas and stretchy buffs are a no-no. 

Masks work—and they’re required if you’re going on a trip. Nobody really loves masks, but they’re a necessary part of a successful COVID mitigation plan.

TESTING TESTING…1-2-3

Pre-travel testing is the best way to limit the spread of COVID-19. Testing is required for many international destinations (vaccinated or not). Also,  when returning to the U.S. from an international destination, a negative test is required (vaccinated or not).

BIG CHANGE at the testing site at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Starting next week (12/1/2021), COVID-19 testing site that has been available by Alaska Air’s baggage claim carousel on the lower level will move beyond security above Starbucks near the C Concourse. That means only ticketed passengers (and airport workers) will be able to get tested at the Anchorage airport location.

Find a testing location near you. CLICK THROUGH for Alaska statewide testing locations. CLICK THROUGH for testing locations in ANCHORAGE.

Click through to Alaska Safe Travels for more information.

Wash your hands. Watch your distance. Stay home if you’re sick.

#BonVoyage

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