Coronavirus in Alaska

What you need to know to travel to Alaska in 2023

The past few years were difficult for travel, but we had a successful 2022 with many visitors returning to Alaska either by air, road or cruise ship and 2023 looks to be even better. The Alaska tourism industry is excited to show off all that Alaska has to offer.

However, like everything these days, traveling is more complicated than it was before the Pandemic. We will do our best to explain what you need to know before planning your trip north.

Up-to-date information on the current state of Covid-19 in Alaska can be found at this website:
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

Flying to Alaska in 2023 – 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).

For International travelers vaccination is no longer required to enter the United States (Starting on May 12, 2023)

Click here for the latest arrival rules.

Driving to Alaska Through Canada

As of September 30, 2022 Canada has removed all travel restrictions for crossing the border. 

  • There is no requirement for vaccinations
  • There is no requirement to fill out the ArriveCAN app

Are cruise ships going to Alaska?

Cruising to Alaska resumed in 2022 and there is a full slate of cruise ships scheduled from May to October 2023.

The regulations continue to change, so it’s best to directly contact cruise lines to learn about their current requirements and book one of these Alaska cruises.

Check out our article on the best Alaska Cruise Itinerary.

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