The existing US-Canada land border restrictions have been extended to at least May 21, 2021.
The Canadian government closed the border with the U.S. in March, 2020, and on Tuesday said the closure will be extended. Alaskans wishing to travel the Alaska Highway to the Lower 48 may or may not be able to cross into Canada.
Those traveling to the Canadian border should first contact the Canada Border Services Agency, 1-204-983-3500 (Long distance charges may apply). Officers are available Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (local time) except holidays. Information is also available at this link.
The closure pertains to non-essential travel. Those Alaskans moving south permanently may be able to travel through Canada, but they must test for Covid-19 and follow Canada’s strict guidelines, which includes moving quickly through the country. They should also contact the border agency to make sure they’ll be permitted through, and under what conditions. Those doing what’s considered essential work (moving freight, government assignments) follow a different set of rules.
Alaska has five border crossings with Canada: Near Chicken/Eagle/Dawson City, Tok/Beaver Creek, Skagway/Carcross, Haines/Whitehorse, and at Hyder/Stewart.