Anchorage Quarantine Station

The Quarantine Station phone numbers below are for public health partners only.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in Anchorage. The station’s jurisdiction covers the international air, land, and sea ports of Alaska—a vast area larger than Texas, California, and Montana combined.

Quarantine Station Activities

  • Respond to reports of illness or deaths on airplanes, maritime vessels, and land border crossings to ensure appropriate actions are taken.
  • Conduct emergency preparedness planning, training, and exercises involving port and community partners, including hospitals, local health institutions, and law enforcement.
  • Screen and enforce entry requirements for animals, etiologic agents, and vectors deemed to be of public health significance.
  • Review medical records of migrants who will reside permanently in the United States. Notify state and local health departments of any migrants with specific medical conditions.
  • Provide travelers with essential health information.

Unique Characteristics of Alaska

Alaska is located 9.5 hours from 90% of the world, borders with Canada, and is 55 miles from Russia. Alaska has a larger coastline than that of the continental United States. Native Tribal islands are located on international borders. Alaska is a landing zone for international MEDEVACs, emergencies, diversions, and corporate aviation traveling to and from the Far East. As northern sea ice melts, Alaska’s shipping market has seen growing international cruise and cargo maritime activity.

Annual Ports of Entry Statistics

Major Airport Arrivals

Number of international passengers

  • Ted Stevens International Airport: 128,000
  • Fairbanks International Airport: 5,800
Major Seaport Arrivals

Number of international cruise and cargo ship passengers and crew

  • Anchorage, AK: 8266
Major Land Border Crossings

Number of travelers

  • Skagway: 66,600
  • Alcan: 76,100
Contact Information

(907) 271-6301 24-hour access

On call: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
This phone number is for public health partner use only.

Office Hours of Operation:

Monday: 8:00 a.m -4:30 p.m. AKT
Tuesday-Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. AKT
Saturday: 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. AKT
Sunday: No staffing at the station AKT

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

4600 Postmark Drive, Suite NA 212
Anchorage, Alaska 99502

eFax: (404) 891-4933 (primary fax number)
Fax: (907) 271-6325