Travelers Need to “Watch the Window”

In addition to testing, all travelers into Alaska are being asked to minimize interactions with others until the 14-day window of possible infection is over. Just like Alaska residents, travelers will need to keep at least 6 feet from others, wear a cloth face covering in public and wash hands often. They should also keep track of interactions with other people and the places they visit. Also, instead of dining inside a restaurant or going into a store, visitors are asked to use restaurant delivery and takeout options, visit outdoor venues and minimize time indoors around others. Local jurisdictions may have individual requirements and restrictions. It is the responsibility of every traveler to educate themselves ahead of time to understand local conditions.

“Traveling during a pandemic comes with risks and challenges,” said Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink. “We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable trip, so please take precautions and prepare ahead. We recommend travelers purchase evacuation, medical and travel insurance and use online options to obtain fishing licenses or other needed items. Travelers should know that Alaska’s medical infrastructure is limited, so please come prepared.”

Health guidance for Alaska travelers:
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/…/Pages/COVID-19/travel.aspx

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