Alaska 417 Travel

Alaska Travel Information:

The Health Advisory applies to all persons entering the state of Alaska, whether resident, worker, or visitor. This Health Advisory applies to all forms of travel (land, sea, and air). Children aged 10 and under are exempt from the testing recommendation. However, untested children traveling with a parent or guardian should remain in the same status as the parent/guardian.

  • All international and interstate travelers: a. Complete a Travel Declaration Form and a Self-Isolation Plan in the Alaska Travel Portal at www.alaska.covidsecureapp.com
  • Any person currently positive with COVID-19 cannot travel to Alaska until they have been released from isolation, or cleared for travel, by a medical provider or public health agency.
  • Alaska resident and non-resident travelers arriving in Alaska from outside the state should consider one of the following options, with special considerations for Alaska residents outlined in Section IV:
    • Pre-travel molecular-based test for SARS-CoV2 with negative results: The traveler should submit negative test results from a test taken within 72 hours of departure into the Alaska Travel Portal or have proof of a negative test available to show screeners at the airport upon arrival.
    • b. Pre-travel molecular-based test for SARS-CoV2 without results: The traveler should submit proof of a test taken within 72 hours of departure into the Alaska Travel Portal or have proof available of having taken a test to show screeners at the airport.
    • The traveler should follow strict social distancing until test results are available. ii. The traveler should upload test results to the Alaska Travel Portal when received, regardless of the test result (negative or positive). iii. The traveler should obtain a second test 5–14 days after arrival. iv. If the molecular-based test for SARS-CoV2 result is positive, the traveler must remain in self-isolation at their own expense. The traveler must contact the State of Alaska (1-800-478-0084) and must not travel until cleared by Public Health. c. No pre-travel molecular-based test for SARS-CoV2: If a non-resident traveler (aged 11 years or older) arrives in Alaska without proof of a negative test result or proof of a test taken within 72 hours of departure, they should test at the airport. i. The traveler should follow strict social distancing until test results are available. ii. The traveler should obtain a second test 5–14 days after arrival.

The traveler does not need to obtain a test for SARS-CoV2, either immediately before travel or upon arrival, if both of the following conditions are met:

  • The traveler provides proof of a previously positive result of a molecular based test for SARS-CoV2 within 90 days of departure; and the traveler is currently asymptomatic.

Exemptions for Fully Vaccinated Individuals:

a. Fully vaccinated travelers should follow pre-travel testing protocols, but do not need to follow strict social distancing while they are awaiting test results.

b. Fully vaccinated is defined as more than two weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series, or more than two weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine.