Alaska has become one of the first major cruise ports which will require all travellers to provide proof that they are COVID-19 free to bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine process.

The new rule, which started on June 6, will require all travellers arriving by air to provide proof that they have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in the state.

Those who are unable to get tested will be able to take a test at the airport but will be required to undertake the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Those who have a positive test, will have to isolate at their own expense until they are cleared by a medical professional.

This will also apply to cruise passenger looking to fly to Alaska for a cruise.

Major lines like Princess Cruises, Holland America, Royal Caribbean and others, have had to cancel their Alaskan season due to Transport Canada’s ban on cruise ships with over 100 people entering Canadian waters through the end of October.

US-based line, UnCruise Adventures has a fleet of ships which host less than 100 people, are hoping to restart their season much earlier.