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Summer 2021 Tips for Traveling to Alaska

After so many months of living through a pandemic, many people are treating summer 2021 as the light at the end of the tunnel. If you are considering planning a fishing trip to Alaska this summer, there are many things you will need to consider as you make your arrangements. Alaskan fishing expeditions are a great idea for those who are ready for a vacation but still want to be careful about following recommended COVID-19 precautions while traveling. Here are some tips to keep in mind if you are traveling to Alaska this summer.

Follow state guidelines

Until recently, the state of Alaska was requiring a negative COVID-19 test from anyone who wanted to enter the state. Negative tests are no longer a requirement for entry to Alaska from out of state. However, if you are planning an Alaskan fishing trip or any other trips to the state this summer, you should be sure to consult state websites for the most up-to-date information about pandemic related travel requirements. If you are feeling sick, don’t try to travel at all. No one currently positive with the coronavirus is permitted to travel to Alaska until they have been released from isolation or cleared for travel by a medical provider.

Practice caution

Once in Alaska, you may notice some differences in travel industry policies. In everything from transportation to hotels, restaurants and attractions, you will see new sanitation standards and health policies in place. Social distancing measures, health screening, touchless solutions and more will be in place in a variety of venues.

There are a lot of things you can do to make your trip safer, including wearing a mask in any public spaces, staying out of doors if you’re around people from outside your own household, practicing careful social distancing when around strangers, getting food to go rather than eating indoors at restaurants, cleaning your hands with soap and water often, carrying hand sanitizer for whenever you don’t have access to a sink and more.

Avoid crowds

If you’re planning a big trip, you usually want to see the popular sites a place has to offer. These days, tourist destinations have become more dangerous due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean travel is impossible. If you’d like to reduce your risk, try to plan activities that occur outside with plenty of space to social distance. Booking an Alaskan fishing expedition and similar activities is a great way to experience all of the natural beauty and sport that Alaska has to offer without being in close contact with many people outside your immediate family or trusted traveling companions.

Only book activities that have generous policies

Planning during a pandemic makes everything more difficult. It’s important to think ahead and make reservations, since there are more restrictions on businesses and policies in place due to the coronavirus. It’s a good idea to look at rescheduling and cancellation policies when booking any fishing trips, tours and the like. Opt to work with companies like Phantom Tri-River Charters, which will not charge you for a scheduled trip if you cancel your Alaskan fishing expedition with at least 48 hours’ notice.

Book your trip with us!

If you’re looking for an all-encompassing fishing charter in Alaska, contact Phantom Tri-River Charters today. Our experts can answer any questions you have about COVID-19 policies and help you plan your next Alaskan fishing tour. Reach out today to get started!