COVID-19 Protocols and Testing Resources for Travel on the Alaska Marine Highway System

It is important to check just before travel to reconfirm requirements. Government regulations change frequently.

Beginning May 21st, 2021,the Alaska Ferry System will no longer require proof of a negative COVID test prior to boarding any System Vessel on any route.

The safety of passengers and crew is of the highest priority for the Alaska Marine Highway System. We continue to work closely with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to establish protocols intended to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission during sailings, especially those sailings that are longer in duration.

We remind Alaskans and visitors about the importance of adhering to these protocols. If a positive case develops on a ship during transit, the health of all aboard could be impacted. This may include a required quarantine or isolation period for all aboard, with no access to public

transportation for a minimum of 14 days. It is up to all passengers and crew to act responsibly so ferry service can continue in Alaska.

The following protocols remain in effect for ALL AMHS travel:

The following protocols apply for all Alaska Ferry travel. There are three protocols:

1. Traveling to Alaska

2. Traveling from Alaska

3. Traveling within Alaska

The mandatory State of Alaska Traveler Declaration Form must be completed for each passenger and provided to AMHS crew at boarding unless you have a completed vaccination. Passengers must be able to select #1(a) on the declaration form unless otherwise stated in this document.

 

Passengers also need to go online and submit your traveler info in the Alaska Online Travel Portal. Kids 10 and under DO NOT require COVID-19 testing or a sworn statement of quarantine.

  1. Departures from Bellingham, Washington to Alaska:

The mandatory State of Alaska Traveler Declaration Form must be completed for each passenger and provided to AMHS crew at boarding. Passengers must be able to select #1(a) on the declaration form unless otherwise stated in this document*.

*Present a Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card to waive these requirements

  1. Longer-duration mainliner routes originating in Alaska (IE: Whittier or other ports to Bellingham, Cross-Gulf or Aleutian Chain Sailings)

Passengers already in Alaska that choose to travel on longer-duration routes within Alaska and/or terminating in Bellingham, Washington, must:

  1. Provide a sworn statement signed that affirms the traveler has followed quarantine standards for at least 14 days preceding the date of travel*.

      3. Shorter-duration and day-boat passenger travel and kids 10 and under DO NOT  require COVID-19 testing or a sworn statement of quarantine.

****ALASKA STATE SAFE TRAVELS INFORMATION****

The Alaska Safe Travels is available from the State of Alaska, Department of Health.

Are you planning to drive through Canada?

If you’re planning to drive through Canada to/from Haines, Alaska you are required to abide by the Canadian Regulations. Canadian Customs agents have the final authority to allow you to pass through Canada. Not having enough tread on your tires could cause Customs Agents to deny you permission to drive through Canada.

 *Travelers on the System are urged to get a COVID vaccination and present a Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card

Viking Travel / www.AlaskaFerry.com
907-772-3818

Updated May 24, 2021