Dini, a national from the Netherlands plays with her dog, Llova, as she waits for the MV Tazlina to dock on March 5, 2020.
(Photo by Gretchen Wehmhoff)

In a press release issued on March 19, the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) introduced new boarding procedures for vessel in the fleet, ” to avoid disruptions to service or a situation involving passengers quarantined aboard ship.”

According to AHMS, travelers will be observed during the ticketing and boarding process. If a traveler exhibits symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or other flu-like illnesses, they will not be allowed to board and will receive a full refund.

AMHS states customers are able to cancel existing reservations without fees or penalties from now through April 8, 2020.