Effective 8:00 am March 28, 2020 all in-state travel between communities is prohibited. See Health Mandate 012.
Travel to support critical infrastructure, or for critical personal needs will be allowed. Air carriers and other travel-related businesses have no duty to verify that intrastate travelers meet the criteria for permissible travel under this heath mandate. Air carriers shall inquire if travelers are permitted to travel under this mandate and shall rely upon a traveler’s assurance that they are eligible to travel.
Critical personal needs include buying, selling, or delivering groceries and home goods; obtaining fuel for vehicles or residential needs; transporting family members for out-of-home care, essential health needs, or for purposes of child custody exchanges; receiving essential health care; providing essential health care to a family member; obtaining other important goods; and engaging in subsistence activities.
Additional travel restrictions
Certain Small Alaskan communities may implement further travel restriction pursuant to “Alaska Small Community Emergency Travel Order - Attachment B.”
Answers to many frequently asked questions are addressed in “Mandate 11 and 12 FAQ’s.” Health Mandate 12 will be reevaluated by April 11, 2020.
Effective 12:01 a.m. March 25, 2020, all international and interstate travelers arriving in Alaska are required to abide by the State of Alaska’s Health Mandate 10.1.
This mandate requires incoming travelers, arriving to ANC from anywhere out-of-state, to fill out a mandatory Travel Declaration Form and to self-quarantine at their home or hotel for 14 days. Failure to comply is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000, or imprisonment of up to one year.
Employees working on critical infrastructure are exempt from this mandate. Click here for a list of businesses and services eligible for this exemption.
More information about Alaska Critical Industries COVID-19 Worker Mitigation Plan is available online. If you have further questions, please inquire with your employer regarding your status.
This is a rapidly changing situation. ANC will share all future travel-related mandates on this page, our Facebook page, and on our Twitter account. We also encourage you to sign up for text or email alerts from the Department of Health and Social Services. Sign up here.
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) uses airport-cleaning methods and materials in its facilities that reduce the potential for acquiring communicable diseases. These cleaning methods and materials are designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19, Influenza A&B, Norovirus, and the multitude of other communicable diseases that exist in the world.
“Our daily expectation at ANC is for you to have a safe and enjoyable experience whenever you use our airport,” said Airport Manager Jim Szczesniak. “We take great pride in the fact that our staff maintains ANC as one of the cleanest airports in the world.”
Here are the multilayer cleaning protocols ANC has in place to keep travelers and employees safe from communicable diseases:
Our terminals are designed to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
Our methods and materials
ANC has always had a robust cleaning program in our airport that uses disinfectants that are effective against viruses.
Alaska Airlines blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airlines/coronavirus/
United Airlines united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/notices.html
Cargo flights from Wuhan, China, are suspended indefinitely. ANC has no scheduled passenger flights from Asia.
Seasonal international service is scheduled to begin in May on Icelandair, and Condor; and July on Yakutia Airlines.
All international flights and flights suspected of carrying passengers with a communicable disease are processed in the North Terminal, where CDC staff and quarantine facilities are located. No flights suspected of carrying passengers with a communicable disease are processed in our main domestic terminal. The North Terminal is completely isolated from the domestic terminal and closed to the public.
Alaska Department of Health & Social Services dhss.alaska.gov
Centers for Disease Control cdc.gov
World Health Organization who.int
Cruise Lines International Association cruising.org
Providence Heath Care COVID-19 Assessment Tool providence.org