Covid-19 Travel Information for Mat-Su Visitors
The Mat-Su Valley is the perfect basecamp for an Alaska vacation - but now more than ever, it's important to visit safely. Our primary concern is for the safety of our community, our residents and our partners. Our tourism businesses are going above and beyond to provide you with a safe experience, and we hope you take those same precautions.
Current statuses and mandates
The state of Alaska is fully open and welcoming visitors. Health screenings at Alaska airports are optional, although encouraged for non-vaccinated travelers. Testing is available at airports for free to residents and nonresidents. When available, Alaska is offering free vaccines at airports for visitors. Social distancing is still recommended upon arrival in Alaska.
According to the state's latest health advisory (April 26), fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel. Non-vaccinated travelers are encouraged to test prior to arrival and upon departure. Full details can be found on the state of Alaska's information page for travelers. Select airports in Alaska, including Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, have free vaccines available to visitors who wish to be vaccinated.
There have been 71,757 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Alaska as of noon Alaska time on July 28, including 12,034 in the Mat-Su Borough.
Alaska vaccination program
As of July 28, 57.4 percent of all Alaskans 12 and older have received at least one dose with 52.2 percent fully vaccinated. As of June 1, all Alaskans and nonresidents are eligible for vaccines who are 16 and older, or 12 and older for Pfizer vaccines.
- Mat-Su Borough Covid-19 website
- City of Wasilla
- City of Palmer
- Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- National Institutes of Health
When visiting Talkeetna, look for the Talkeetna Together sticker at local businesses - through this program, businesses have committed to enhanced cleaning and safety protocols to ensure a safe and fun experience for visitors.
Our tourism partners in the Mat-Su Valley are working hard to make your Alaska experience a safe and memorable one. Enhanced safety protocols, the wearing of face coverings, rigorous sanitation practices and social distancing are ways we can ensure the safety of our visitors and our communities. Below is a list of Mat-Su CVB members who have instituted enhanced guidelines for your safety. In their listing, visit the amenities tab for current protocols.