At a COVID-19 press briefing on Friday, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced that the 14-day quarantine mandate for out-of-state travelers to Alaska will end Friday, June 5.
Instead, travelers to the state will be asked to take a coronavirus test within 72 hours, and test negative for the virus, before they make their flight from the Lower 48.
Public health workers at Alaska airports that welcome flights originating out of state, will be stationed at arrival gates to test any travelers who do not have proof of a negative test. However, travelers may choose to take the test or undergo a 14-day quarantine.
Dunleavy said that ending the original quarantine mandate will open up the state more.
This new policy applies primarily to average travelers. Businesses flying up large numbers of workers will follow a different plan that the state will develop.