Health Mandates – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Notice To Travelers Arriving in Alaska Beginning Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 12:01am travelers arriving into Alaska from another state or country must follow new protocols. Read the new rules at the Traveler Information Page.

There are a few things we strongly advise all Alaskans do to minimize the risk of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a mask when around others
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others when possible
  • Keep your interactions and circles small when possible.
  • Even for mild symptoms get tested.

At this time the State of Alaska does not mandate the general use of masks, limit group size, or business operations, but does encourage Alaskans to do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19.

No. The state does not require the use of masks by the public, however health and science experts recommended that you wear a mask in public where social distancing is challenging to reduce the likelihood that you unknowingly spread COVID-19. 

Yes. Private companies and entities can enact their own requirements. 

Yes, check with local communities as it pertains to non-essential travel off of the road system. Alaska has many small and remote communities that lack a robust healthcare system and they may restrict non-essential travel. View local and borough websites here.

Updated: June 5, 2020
Expiration: Until Rescinded 

In-state travel is allowed for all purposes, however local communities may enact their own requirements and rules for travelers. Always check borough and city orders before departing on travel. 

Read Health Mandate 018

Updated: May 27, 2020
Expiration: Until Rescinded 

Health Mandate 017 details the measures that independent commercial fishing vessels operating in Alaska waters or ports must adhere to while participating in the 2020 fishing season. 

Updated: June 17, 2020
Expiration: Until Rescinded 

Health Mandate 015 provides guidance for health care professionals on safely providing elective health care services while preventing the spread of COVID-19. This mandate also provides PPE guidelines for health care practices. 

Updated: April 23, 2020
Expiration: Until Rescinded 

Health Mandate 014 details the State of Alaska’s quarantine and isolation program for first responders, health care workers, homeless families, and homeless individuals. 

Read Health Mandate 014

Updated: June 3, 2020
Expiration: Until Rescinded 

Health Mandate 010 gives clear requirements for all travelers arriving in Alaska from another state or country. All travelers must provide a qualified negative COVID-19 test, participate in a test once arriving in Alaska, or quarantine for 14 days. For more details visit:

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Traveler Declaration Form

Health Mandates 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 011, 012, 013, 016 have expired, been superseded, or rescinded and are no longer valid

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