COVID-19 Information for Travelers to Ketchikan

Requirements for travelers arriving in Ketchikan from outside Alaska:

Effective Tuesday, August 11 all persons entering Alaska from another state or country must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure. The test result will need to be uploaded to the Alaska Travel Portal.

Please visit the Alaska COVID-19 Information website for specific guidelines.

If tested 72 hours before departure and awaiting results, travelers will need to upload proof of test taken into the Alaska Travel Portal and quarantine while waiting.

If a non-resident arrives without a pre-test, testing is available for $250 per test. The traveler will be required to quarantine while waiting on results.

Click here for additional information on the Ketchikan traveler testing site.

Transportation providers COVID information pages:

Business and facility operations in Alaska have resumed however operators are utilizing discretion in determining the best practices for the health and safety of employees and customers and may be limiting services, hours of operation and capacity. We highly recommend that you plan ahead and confirm your accommodations and activity plans.

  • For everyone’s safety and health we urge visitors to
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Wear a face covering when in a public setting in close contact with others.
  • Isolate if you become sick and get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms.
  • Be mindful of those most vulnerable to this virus- our Elders and those with existing health issues. 

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau staff can provide assistance during our business hours, Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm. Off hours you can call and leave a message or send an email and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ketchikan!

The information provided here is meant to be a guide and does not replace information provided by the State of Alaska or the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

To contact us, call 800-770-3300 or:

Visitor Information  
907-225-6166 Ext 8915

Meetings & Events information
907-225-6166 Ext 8917

Business Office
907-225-6166 Ext 8912

Member Services
907-225-6166 Ext 8918

We will respond at our earliest possible opportunity, thank you in advance for your understanding.

While visiting our website, here are some areas that may be of interest:

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The information provided here is meant to be a guide and does not replace information provided by the State of Alaska or the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

Thank you for visiting our site and we hope to see you safe and healthy in the not too distant future!