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

Traveling to Alaska?

Use this handy Flow Chart released by the Dept of Health & Social Services to know what you need to do!

 

Ketchikan Terminal is Closed to the Public & there is No Waiting Area for Travelers

Please be advised the Ketchikan Terminal is closed to the public. If you or someone you  know will be traveling with us, please have other arrangements in place for waiting until the 2:30pm boarding begins.

Agents will be available on sailing days for ticket pick-up and reservations.

 

 

Updated 6/10/2020 Please Be Advised, the IFA starts sailing on Saturdays beginning June 13, 2020 and starts sailing on Wednesdays beginning July 1, 2020!!!  We will depart at our usual times; we’ll depart Hollis at 8:00am and depart Ketchikan at 3:30pm. Terminals will be closed on the No-Sail days 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 practicing 6′ social distancing when possible and using CDC recommended disinfecting procedures. 

 

In order to help facilitate Social Distancing requirements on board the vessel, we have reduced our normal passenger capacity which means that passenger space is limited. 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.

PRESS RELEASE from Dept of Health & Social Services  –  Testing option alternative to Alaska’s 14-day quarantine for visitors or Alaskans, and Easy to read Chart

HEALTH MANDATE #10.1  –  International and Interstate Travel Order for Self-Quarantine

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 #001   –   Visitation in State Institutions Suspended & Limited

 

BEGINNING JULY 1, 2020 the M/V STIKINE WILL SAIL SUNDAY, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (no sailings Tuesdays)

    • DEPART HYL 8:00AM    arrive KTN 11:00am
    • DEPART KTN 3:30PM     arrive HYL 6:30pm             ~~~ Terminals will be closed Tuesdays 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.