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Vaccinated Individuals Can Freely Travel in Nome

Woman wearing a bright reflective jacket and face covering standing outside COVID tent

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.

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