Juneau assembly votes to unwind travel limits

The wood of the Juneau welcome sign on the docks is wet from June rain
A moist Welcome to Juneau indicator, taken on June 3, 2020. (Picture by Jennifer Pemberton / KTOO)

It’s likely to be simpler for independent vacationers to stop by Juneau following the city assembly voted Monday night to chill out journey prerequisites.

It is welcome information for the tourism industry, which is hunting forward to some business from independent vacationers. The fast paced cruise ship year, which ordinarily brings the bulk of the city’s people, is on maintain whilst Canada’s waters are shut to cruise ships.

The new adjustments really do not imply the metropolis is lifting all the requirements, but they are intended to be encouraging for COVID-mindful travelers.

Starting off this week, the metropolis is waiving the $250 tests price for nonresidents arriving at the city’s airport. Moreover, vacationers who have been completely vaccinated for at the very least two months and really don’t show indicators are no longer needed to socially length for five times right after they get there.

For now, non-vaccinated travelers are nonetheless necessary to check before they vacation and get there with proof of a destructive end result. Or they can get a cost-free COVID-19 examination upon arrival and demanding social length although they wait around for effects.

On May perhaps 1, all tourists, vaccinated or not, will no extended be essential to test at the airport or stick to rigorous social length rules. But all travelers should continue to register on the State of Alaska Vacation Portal.

City manager Rorie Watt stated at the assembly conference that the metropolis “won’t be shy” about letting the neighborhood know if ideas have to have to adjust.

Juneau is at this time at warn degree 1, which is the least expensive chance level for COVID-19 in the neighborhood.