2021 Alaska Tours News & Travel Advisory

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2021 Alaska Tour Availability

Rental Cars Sold Out

Unfortunately, due to a nationwide rental car shortage, Alaska rental car agencies are sold out of available inventory through mid-August 2021.  This is a very unusual situation, and it appears this will not change in the near future as new vehicles are simply not arriving into rental car fleets for the remainder of this summer.

IMPORTANT:  If you have booked a rental car independently, we highly recommend reconfirming your reservations with the rental car supplier’s local office to ensure there are no surprises on your arrival!

Packages with Rail and Scheduled Bus Transportation

We can still book and confirm our packages with rail and scheduled motorcoach transportation.  Please review our rail and bus tour options.

Due to availability limits, reservation requests are taking longer than in any “normal” year to process and confirm fully. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we try to accommodate every request.

Alaska COVID-19 Travel Advisory

Travel Requirements for Visitors to Alaska

Alaska visitors are not required to obtain before, or upon arrival in Alaska, a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

Get Vaccinated or Consider a COVID-19 Test Prior to Arrival in Alaska

Why? While it is not required, being fully vaccinated provides a level of security and peace of mind for all. Offering a safe experience is the top priority for Alaska tour companies. Small Alaska communities do not hospitals and many great Alaska experiences are far away from medical facilities.

Wilderness Lodges are now requiring their guests to be fully vaccinated prior to arrival. Other tour companies require proof of a negative Covid test or vaccination (or both) for participation in their tour.

Alaska Tours strongly encourages travelers to get fully vaccinated before arriving in Alaska and non-vaccinated travelers to be tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure to Alaska. Please register your records with the Alaska Travel Portal. You can  also obtain a free COVID-19 test upon arrival in Alaska at the Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan and Gustavus airports.  We also ask that all travelers to our state are diligent and follow current state health protocols to keep you and our Alaskan communities safe.

Any person currently positive with COVID-19 cannot travel to Alaska until they have been released from isolation, or cleared for travel, by a medical provider or public health agency.

Please always check current entry requirements and airline requirements prior to your flight to Alaska: State of Alaska Covid-19 Traveler Information page.   

If you wish to be tested before arrival in Alaska and cannot obtain a test for travel purposes at a local doctor’s office or testing site, you can also take a Covid-19 Home Test. Here are some FDA-approved COVID-19 home test kits that we can recommend:
Pixel System from Labcorp
Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit
Vault Health
Picture Genetics 
The COVID Consultants

Travel Confidently!

Your health and safety are the top priority of the united travel industry! From transportation to lodging, dining and attractions, expect to see health and safety standards when you travel to Alaska.  Expect encouraged physical distancing, enhanced sanitation, increased touchless solutions, health screening measures and extra precautions when dining! Please wear your face mask when in public and indoors even if you are fully vaccinated. Don’t forget to pack some extra face masks and hand sanitizer when getting ready for your Alaska adventure!

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Make Alaska happen in 2021!

Alaska is the place where you can easily social distance, experience pure nature without any crowds, see jaw-dropping landscapes, and watch our amazing wildlife!

Our team is here for you!

We are here to assist you! If you have questions about traveling in Alaska, any of our great tours or your upcoming trip, never hesitate to reach out.

If your trip is affected in any way by new restrictions, closures, or changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will contact you promptly to discuss options.

Travel safely!