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Alaska Implements changes to Operating Proceedures

Monday, 22 June 2020

AMHS Current Standard Operating Procedures

"Alaska marine has implemented changes to their standard operating procedures to protect against the transmission of COVID-19 on their vessels. The safety of passengers and crew is the highest priority for the Alaska Marine Highway System.
Alaska Marine continues to work to establish protocols intended to protect everyone during sailings, especially sailings that are longer in duration.
Alaska Marine highly recommends that all passengers make advanced reservations to ensure confirmed space for travel during this time as they are operating with reduced vessel capacity.

Travel protocols for the Alaska Marine Highway were developed specific to ferry travel and may be more restrictive than State of Alaska travel mandates. Please follow all Alaska Marine protocols when planning to travel by ferry and State guidance for all other travel.

Travel Advisories

Travel to Alaska Beginning Friday June 5, 2020 at 11:55pm travelers arriving into Alaska from another state or country must follow new protocols. Read the new rules on the Traveler Information page.
For all the latest State of Alaska health mandate details, please see the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services website:

Travel within Alaska All travel to or from a community off the road system or marine highway system is prohibited, except as necessary for critical personal needs or critical infrastructure.
This mandate is in effect until rescinded.
For additional details on the definitions of acceptable travel, critical personal needs, or critical infrastructure, please see the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services website: