AMHS announces new protocols to protect against COVID-19

Published: Jun. 22, 2020 at 1:15 PM AKDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

The Alaska Marine Highway System is implementing new operational protocols to protect against the transmission of COVID-19 on its vessels.

The new protocols include:

- All passengers over the age of two on the mainline ferries, Kennicott, Matanuska and Tustumena are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours before boarding.

- All passengers on the day vessels LeConte and Lituya must complete a Passenger Screening Form before boarding, which requires a 'no' response to all questions.

- All passengers boarding in Bellingham, Washington must complete the mandatory State of Alaska Travel Declaration Form and provide these to AMHS crew at boarding.

- All passengers over the age of two are required to wear a face covering while onboard mainline and day vessels, with some exceptions like while eating and while in a stateroom.

- Passengers and crew will not be allowed to go ashore during port calls. Passengers will only be allowed off the vessels at their destination port.

- All passengers and crew must practice social distancing.

To find testing near you, visit

, or


For more information visit,