Unified command officials working to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Alaska are reminding travelers to adhere to specific quarantine and/or testing procedures when arriving in Alaska by land or sea.
COVID-19 screening and testing facilities are now established at 10 Alaska airports, but those travelers arriving in areas where these facilities are not available are required to provide test result information and have completed travel declaration forms, in accordance with the state’s Health Mandate 10. The travel declaration form and other Mandate 10 information are at covid19.alaska.gov/travelers and covid19.alaska.gov/faq.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is supporting traveler adherence to Mandate 10 through distribution of the travel declaration form and testing voucher, at the Beaver Creek, Haines and Skagway border crossings. The state is in close contact with its counterparts in the Yukon Territory to ensure consistent messages for travel through Canada.
Coastal communities are approaching screening and testing in ways that meet their individual community needs.
Travelers entering Alaska via maritime ports must check with harbormasters prior to arrival to learn about local screening and testing requirements and resources.
For both land and maritime ports of entry, travelers must complete the travel declaration form and may submit a qualifying COVID-19 negative test result when traveling to Alaska. These documents may be submitted in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Travelers should retain duplicates of both the travel declaration forms and test results for verification purposes to be presented at each port of entry screening site.
Anyone arriving in Alaska by land, sea or air who cannot or will not take the COVID-19 test is required to conduct a 14-day quarantine and fill out a travel declaration form.