COVID-19 Travel Advisories

The Alaska Marine Highway System has implemented changes to our standard operating procedures to protect against the transmission of COVID-19 on our vessels. The safety of passengers and crew is our highest priority. AMHS continues to work closely with Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to establish protocols intended to protect everyone during sailings.

These travel protocols were developed with Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) specific to ferry travel and may be more restrictive than State of Alaska travel mandates. Please review and follow all AMHS Travel Protocols when planning to travel by ferry and State guidance for all other travel.


Travel to and within Alaska – Rules for travelers arriving into Alaska from another state or country, and for travel to or from communities not connected to the road system or marine highway system can be reviewed on the state Traveler Information page.

Alaska has many small and remote communities that lack a robust healthcare system, and they may restrict non-essential travel. Some communities may also have additional restrictions including testing or quarantine requirements upon arrival. Please check with the local terminal or with the local communities prior to sailing for information regarding travel off the road/ferry system.

For additional details, please see the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services website at: https://covid19.alaska.gov/health-order/ and the Alaska Safe Travels website at https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/.

Travel to Canada from Alaska – If you are planning to travel through Canada, please check the latest entry restrictions before attempting to cross the border https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/services/covid/menu-eng.html.

Travelers driving to or from Alaska through Canada must review current border restrictions before arrival. Note: If you are unable to cross the border, you will need to book return passage at your own cost. AMHS will not provide refunds for failed border crossings.

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