STATE WANTS TRAVELERS ENTERING ALASKA TO COMPLETE TRAVEL DECLARATION FORM AND ALASKA UNIFIED COMMAND SAYS TESTING IS NOW REQUIRED

On June 5th, the State of Alaska issued Health Mandate 10 which requires travelers entering Alaska to follow specific quarantine and/or testing procedures. COVID-19 screening and testing facilities have been established in 10 Alaska airports that receive out-of-state travelers. Those who arrive in Alaska by land or sea may not be greeted by COVID-19 screening and testing facilities like those established within Alaska’s airports, but the State is requiring these travelers to provide test result information and completed travel declaration forms in accordance with Health Mandate 10. The travel declaration form and other Mandate 10 information can be found on covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/ and covid19.alaska.gov/faq/.

For land borders:
In partnership with the State of Alaska, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is supporting traveler adherence to Mandate 10 through distribution of the mandatory travel declaration form and testing voucher at Beaver Creek, Haines and Skagway border crossings. The State says it is in close communication with counterparts in Yukon Territory, Canada to ensure consistent messaging for travel through Canada.

For maritime ports:
While some Coastal communities are considering mobile screening and collection capabilities, others are working directly with their harbormasters to implement screening processes and inform incoming private vessels of travel mandates and locations of nearest testing sites. The State is asking travelers entering Alaska via maritime ports to check with harbormasters prior to arrival to understand local screening and testing requirements and resources.

For both land and maritime ports of entry, the State says travelers must complete the travel declaration form and may submit a qualifying COVID-19 negative test result when traveling to Alaska. These can be submitted in advance to traveler@alaska.gov. However, they say 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.

If a traveler who arrives in Alaska by land, sea or air cannot take, or will not take, a COVID-19 test the State is requiring them to conduct a 14-day quarantine, and fill out the travel declaration form.