Stay Safe. Test If You Travel.

A reminder from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Testing remains a critical tool to help control the spread of COVID-19, and to help detect variants of the virus. As of March 24, about 30% of Alaska’s total population had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. That’s great progress but we still have a ways to go before more Alaskans are protected against the virus.

The CDC recommends against travel at this time because it increases the chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. However, we recognize travel is important to Alaskans. If you do, please test 72 hours prior to your return flight or use the free testing at the airport upon arrival. To help us keep schools and businesses open, please do not return to work or school or be around others until you have a negative test result following your travels.

Learn more about the State of Alaska’s guidance for travelers at www.AlaskaSafeTravels.com. For the CDC travel guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html?fbclid=IwAR0WA9CuQb5u48LyXn9XFCzO1m4kmnxlhLamccy8IK0swPDA86bMfrMAb8s

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