Alaska Lifts Covid-19 Testing Requirement, Offers Free Testing For Everyone

Alaska no longer requires a negative Covid-19 test to avoid quarantine on arrival, however they encourage testing: Alaskans already had no cost testing, that’s now available to visitors too.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced the state’s emergency declaration expired at 12:00 a.m. Sunday.

“From what we can see with each passing day, with more folks getting a vaccination, every day that goes by, we’re going to get closer, and closer, and closer to getting back to normal,” Dunleavy said during a Sunday afternoon news conference as he explained why he did not extend the order.

…The governor encourages people who arrive in Alaska to voluntarily get tested. It remains free for Alaskans and visitors. Until Sunday, those from out of state had to pay a $250 fee.

Fairbanks, Juneau and Nome aren’t Cancun, Cabo, and Tulum. But it’s the same temperature in Anchorage as I write this in Austin, at least the plane ride getting there should be warm.

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  1. I’ve booked a ticket for late June. Give Alaska credit. They are #1 in the country in getting their population vaccinated so far.

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