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Flying to Alaska? Bring Your Negative C-19 Test and a Sense of Adventure!

06-20-2020

Southeast Alaska...a wild place covering 3.3 million acres of mountains, impressive glaciers, temperate rainforest, striking coastlines, and those wonderfully sheltered fjords we nestled our small boats into. This area includes Glacier Bay National Park and is part of a 25-million acre World Heritage Site. And guess what, they've recently reopened for travel. So what does this mean for you? 

We've been working hard behind the scenes to restart our 2020 Alaska summer season and get back to what UnCruise Adventures really is, people, place, and connection. And now we're ready. Our first private charter departs on July 25th, and our first public sailing departs on August 1st. That's big news in the cruise and small boat industry, and we're pretty excited too! We've also recently updated our health safety standards to work in lockstep with the state of Alaska and our onboard protocols that include pre-embarkation testing. Don't worry it's not as difficult as you think and you can take care of it before you arrive. 

From the beginning of COVID-19, the state of Alaska took stringent statewide measures in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, and they have been pretty successful. After months, they've recently opened bars, restaurants, and tourism for the state with some restrictions. Let's take a look at the details and a glimpse into what the future of travel looks like, possibly for the long-term.

If you plan to join us in the pristine wilds of Alaska this summer, all out-of-state travelers will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 5 days to 72 hours of boarding a plane to Alaska. If you plan ahead you can also be tested upon arrival in Alaska but you will need to self-quarantine in your hotel (at your cost) until you receive the results, most likely a day or two. A negative test allows incoming guests to avoid the state's 14-day quarantine requirement and allows you to sail through the airport checkpoints. Plus it allows us some freedom onboard our vessels. 

As one of the first to restart travel we take the impact of the virus and our guest and crew safety seriously, we are also overjoyed to share this rare opportunity with you to experience the great land of Alaska after months of tourism free silence. And like you, we are craving the natural glacial works of art, the meadows of tall grass, the white thunder of calving glaciers, staring up at the stars from the bow and the views only Alaska can provide.

Wondering how to to find answers and decipher all the changes? Check out the flow chart below from the Alaska Health and Social Services on your options, along with the resources at the bottom.

We want to make this as seamless as possible for you, so if you are looking for more testing locations, review the national C-19 testing locator, contact your primary care physician, or call your travel advisor or UnCruise Adventures sales counselor for support. 

Resources:

City and Borough of Juneau

Alaska Health & Social Services

Vault Health

*We do not endorse any particular testing or test sites. These resources are for informational purposes.

 

 

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