Testing Requirement for International Travelers

As of January 26, the CDC requires all international travelers – including U.S. citizens – to provide negative COVID-19 test results or evidence of COVID-19 recovery to their airline before boarding a flight to the United States.

NOTE: While an antigen test will meet the CDC requirements and allow travelers to board their flight to the U.S., the State of Alaska only accepts molecular-based SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 test results.

Nonresidents who arrive without evidence of an approved COVID-19 test will be required to test at the airport upon arrival for a fee of $250 (not reimbursable by most insurance). Alaska residents may test for free upon arrival or forgo testing by self-quarantining for 14 days.

Help spread the word by telling your foreign clients, friends, and family that Alaska’s COVID-19 travel testing requirements are stricter than the CDC’s national requirement for international travelers.

Review the new CDC rules online, at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html?fbclid=IwAR1wvLJSe1uZaHnRjQbGRCR2x4UDf93wZqrU-1pjQvQUIFRl_9CojC14BqE

Learn more about Alaska’s COVID-19 travel regulations by visiting: https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/

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