What you need to know to travel to Alaska in 2022
The past two years have been difficult for travel, but we are looking forward to more visitors returning to Alaska either by air, road or cruise ship in 2022. The Alaska tourism industry is ready and waiting for visitors to come discover all that Alaska has to offer.
Flying to Alaska in 2022 – Arrival rules for air travel to Alaska
The State of Alaska does not have any special entry or testing requirements for travelers. If you are not up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations you can get tested before flying to Alaska (no more than 3 days prior).
Driving to Alaska Through Canada
Americans who have been fully vaccinated are able to enter Canada and drive to Alaska.
- After April 1, 2022, visitors to Canada will not need a negative test to enter.
- It is still possible to be selected for random testing.
- If you are crossing the border you will also need to register using the ArriveCAN App.
- Canada will not allow unvaccinated travelers to enter for discretionary purposes. However, it is possible to transit Canada to get to Alaska, IF you are going to Alaska for work or residence purposes.
- For those who are unvaccinated, there is a long list of restrictions for travel to Alaska, if you allowed to transit through Canada.
Are cruise ships going to Alaska?
Cruising to Alaska has resumed in 2022. There is a full slate of cruise ships scheduled from May to September. The regulations are still evolving, but it appears that all staff and guests will need to be vaccinated to board a ship, and will also need to provide a recent Negative COVID-19 test.
Helpful Alaska Travel Resources for the COVID-19 Pandemic
The webpage for the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) will be the most up-to-date organization for the effects of COVID-19 on Alaska tourism.
Helpful travel related links for staying healthy at home and during travel are posted at the CDC website.
For information on how COVID-19 is affecting travel to the Yukon & Northern BC, click here.