Staff and Students who travel outside of Alaska

Alaska - Safe Travels

State of Alaska Health Advisory No. 2: International and Interstate Travel issued February 14, 2021, after the Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration expired


KPBSD will follow the new State of Alaska Health Advisory No. 2, so therefore, if you travel out of state, it is strongly encouraged that you get a free COVID-19 test when you return to Alaska. Plus, “Strict social distancing is recommended while you wait for test results.”


Simply put, KPBSD employees and students are strongly encouraged (no longer required) to:

  • Observe “Strict Social Distancing*” after arriving back in Alaska, until test results are available. (If you have received your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, and 14 days have passed since the second dose, social distancing while awaiting test results is not necessary.)
  • Get a free COVID-19 test on arrival into Alaska or through other testing opportunities
  • Since KPBSD strongly encourages all employees to follow the Health Advisory No. 2 as it pertains to testing and strict social distancing all previously approved travel quarantine options remain in place


In addition:

  • KPBSD Symptom Free School Protocol remains in effect until further notice
  • KPBSD COVID-19 mitigation protocols remain in place until further notice, and include: staff and all ages of students wear a mask at all times; physical distancing of 6’ or greater when possible; and frequent hand washing
  • If staff or students experience any COVID-19 symptoms, help keep others safe, and get a free COVID-19 test 


Make sure to review the State of Alaska Travel Information webpage for residents and non-residents.
State updates will be posted here:


Testing at the airport is free for Alaskans and visitors to the state
On February 16, 2021, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) wrote:

“In accordance with Health Advisory 2, testing for COVID-19 is strongly encouraged for people traveling to Alaska.

To help contain COVID-19 and prevent variant strains from spreading to our state, test 72 hours prior to travel into Alaska, or take a free test at the airport when you arrive. A second test, taken 5-14 days after arrival, is also strongly recommended.

Travel declarations for those arriving to the state may be completed online through the Alaska Travel Portal at

Alaska state travel requirements are subject to change. Please visit before your trip to confirm current regulations. For more information, contact or 907-258-4217.”


*Strict Social Distancing defined by the State of Alaska (Health Advisory No. 2)

i. Strict social distancing is recommended while you wait for test results

ii. You can be in an outdoor public place, but you should remain six feet away from anyone not in your immediate household, and you should wear a face covering. You should arrange curbside shopping or have food delivery

iii. You should not enter restaurants, bars, gyms, community centers, sporting facilities (i.e., ice rinks, gymnasiums, and sports domes), office buildings, and school or daycare facilities. Do not participate in any group activities, including sporting events and practices, weddings, funerals, or other gatherings