After almost one year of restricted travel, the City of Nome is essentially lifting all travel requirements for individuals who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
Any person who has received the Johnson & Johnson shot or both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines is no longer required to do any COVID-19 testing or quarantine upon arrival to Nome. The new travel procedure is already effective as of a Monday morning announcement by the City of Nome. Those individuals must show proof of vaccination through either a card or other documents.
Testing is still highly recommended by the City, as vaccinated individuals could still be carrying COVID-19 asymptomatically.
The previous policy still stands for unvaccinated individuals. They can quarantine for seven days with a negative test on arrival and on the seventh day. Individuals who decide to skip testing entirely are required to do a fourteen-day quarantine.
These regulations only apply to travelers coming to Nome through the Anchorage airport.
Image at Top: City of Nome Emergency Services Technician Rose Reale awaiting new travelers into Nome. Photo by Emily Hofstaedter, KNOM.