Alaska travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Alaska with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Alaska.

Alaska travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Alaska with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Alaska - quick facts
Flight time 12 hours
Time difference UK -9 hours
Language(s) English
Currency US Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (120V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Alaska weather

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Alaska travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Alaska from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Alaska.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Alaska travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Alaska with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Alaska, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Alaska covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Alaska with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Alaska FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Alaska including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Alaska due to Covid-19?

Alaska is open to fully vaccinated travellers only from the UK.

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Alaska Department of Health & Social Services for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the USA?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the USA. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Alaska from the UK?

The flight time to Alaska from the UK is typically 12 hours.

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What is the time difference between Alaska and the UK?

The time difference between Alaska and the UK is UK time-9 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Alaska?

The main language spoken in Alaska is English.

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What is the currency in Alaska?

The currency in Alaska is the US Dollar (USD).

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Which plugs are used in Alaska?

Alaska uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Alaska?

They drive on the right side of the road in Alaska.

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Do you need a visa for Alaska?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Alaska.

Check Alaska visa requirements for all passport holders with iVisa.com*.

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