TRAVEL ADVISORIES for COVID-19 ALWAYS BE SAFE & TRAVEL SMART

Please Be Advised,  recent ridership trends have allowed the IFA to reduce service to 4 days a week; we will sail Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday until further notice. We will depart at our usual times; we’ll depart Hollis at 8:00am and depart Ketchikan at 3:30pm. Terminals will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday but Agents are available by phone at 866-308-4848 or by Email seven days a week. Please be advised the Ketchikan Terminal and bathrooms are closed to the public, and only IFA or AMHS customers picking up tickets or making travel arrangements are allowed in the terminal.

 

In these unprecedented times, the IFA is taking a proactive approach to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by trying to balance travel needs of Communities with the State’s Mandates and Alerts. We are adhering to 6′ social distancing and using CDC recommended disinfecting procedures. 

 

In order to adhere to Social Distancing requirements on board the vessel, we have capped our passenger capacity to 85 people. This reduced capacity means that passenger space is limited so please make your reservations in advance and arrive early to ensure your space on-board. Our Employees are using proven disinfection measures before, during and after each sailing and throughout their shifts on vessel and in terminals to avoid introducing new COVID-19 cases and to slow the spread of the virus in the State. 

 

The IFA’s top priority is the health and safety of anyone boarding our vessels and entering our terminals as the novel COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to impact all of us. Your cooperation in following Crew and Agent directions at all times is greatly appreciated. Please check-in early to allow for these additional check-in measures. Be safe, travel smart!

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT HEALTH MANDATES & INFORMATION TO STAY UP-TO-DATE

Click Here to go to link for State of Alaska’s Frequently Asked Questions about Mandates, or Click Here to go to State of Alaska’s current Mandates and Reopen Alaska Plan.

REOPENING ALASKA RESPONSIBLY PHASE III & IV GUIDELINES   –  This document outlines strategies and actions that individuals, businesses, and communities can take to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and help keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe.

HEALTH MANDATE #018  –  Intrastate Travel Allowances

HEALTH MANDATE #017  –  Protective Measures for Independent Commercial Fishing Vessels

Attachment Appendix 01: Alaska Protective Plan for Independent Commercial Fishing Vessels

Attachment Appendix 02: Independent Fishing Vessel Protective Measures Acknowledgement Form

HEALTH MANDATE #016  –  Reopen Alaska Responsibly PHASE l-A

Attachment D: Non-Essential Public Facing Businesses Generally

Attachment E: Retail Businesses

Attachment F: Restaurants Dine-in Services

Attachment G: Personal Care Services

Attachment H: Non-Essential Non-Public Facing Businesses

HEALTH MANDATE #015  –  Services by Health Care Providers

HEALTH MANDATE #014  –  Non-Congregate Sheltering Order

HEALTH MANDATE #013  –  K-12 Public and Private Schools

HEALTH MANDATE #010  –  International & Interstate Travel Order for Self Quarantine

HEALTH MANDATE #001   –   Visitation in State Institutions Suspended & Limited

 

EXPIRED OR SUPERSEDED MANDATES

HEALTH MANDATE #012  –  Intrastate Travel

Attachment A & Attachment B

HEALTH MANDATE #011  –  Social Distancing

HEALTH MANDATE #009  –  Personal Care Services & Gatherings Suspended Update

HEALTH MANDATE #008   –  Public & Private School Closure

HEALTH MANDATE #007   –  Fairbanks & Ketchikan Personal Care Services & Gatherings Suspended

HEALTH MANDATE #006   –  Elective Oral Care Services Postponed

HEALTH MANDATE #005   –  Non-Urgent Medical Care Postponed

HEALTH MANDATE #004   –  Travel Risk Group Protocol

HEALTH MANDATE #003   –  Food & Drink Establishment Closure

HEALTH MANDATE #002 –  Libraries, Museums & Public Facility Closure

 

  • SCHEDULE CHANGES: We have reduced sailings to running Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday until further notice. Terminals will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday but Agents are available by phone at 866-308-4848 or by Email seven days a week.

 

  • FOOD SERVICE UPDATES:  Galley food service is available but with a slightly limited menu.

 

  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO STAY INFORMED: You can stay up-to-date on IFA schedule and information by visiting us here, or for more wide-reaching updates visit the links below. 

 

  • For updated information or to view State of Alaska COVID-19 Health Mandates Click Here
  • For updated information from Center for Disease Control & Prevention Click Here
  • For updated information from World Health Organization Click Here.