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Juneau Airport provides COVID-19 testing for arriving travelers and follow-up vouchers

June 12, 2020 – News

Nov. 23, 2020 – The information regarding testing at the Juneau International Airport has been updated. Please see current information here.

To adhere to the revised State of Alaska Health Mandate 10 on travel, Capital City Fire/Rescue has set up COVID-19 testing at Juneau International Airport for arriving passengers and for follow-up voucher testing 7-14 days after arrival.

The state’s revised mandate states that visitors arriving to Alaska from out of state are required to self-quarantine unless they agree to COVID-19 testing. Travelers may enter Alaska without undergoing the full 14-day quarantine if they:

  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of departure; tests taken up to five days before departure will be accepted but travelers need to take another test upon arrival; or
  • Test upon arrival in Alaska and self-quarantine at their own expense until test results are known; or,
  • Belong to the critical infrastructure workforce and follow their company’s protective plan on file with the state; or
  • Previously had COVID-19, are recovered, and can provide evidence of both.

Travelers arriving into Juneau from out of state are able to get a COVID-19 test at the Juneau Airport at no cost. Passengers who test negative prior to arriving or passengers who test at the airport will receive a voucher for a required follow-up test 7 to 14 days after arrival in Alaska. Travelers should minimize interactions until the result from this follow-up test shows negative for COVID-19.

With the voucher, travelers can return to the Juneau Airport for the follow-up test at no cost or contact another health care provider in Juneau to see if the provider will accept the voucher. Follow-up testing at the airport does not require an appointment; an individual can just show up with the voucher during available hours – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. CCFR recommends individuals come during off peak times – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For questions on testing at the Juneau Airport, call Juneau’s COVID-19 Screening Hotline at 586-6000.