September 9, 2020 

Traveling to Canada from the United States?  As of now, all discretionary/optional (non-essential) travel is still prohibited.  However, for those traveling for non-discretionary (essential) purposes, the Canada Borders Service Agency (CBSA) has very strict rules and entry conditions that must be followed to enter Canada.   

In order for foreign travelers from the United States to enter Canada, you must prove to CBSA: 

  • You are traveling for non-discretionary (essential) purpose or are an immediate family member.   
  • An Immediate family member is defined as: 
  • Spouse or common-law partner 
  • Dependent child 
  • Dependent child of a dependent child 
  • Parent or step-parent 
  • Guardian or tutor (A guardian or tutor cares for a foreign national minor child who lives apart from a parent, for example, to attend a secondary school in Canada. The guardian or tutor must be able to prove that they normally live at the same address as the minor child) 
  • You are not presenting signs or symptoms of COVID-19 
  • You have a plan to quarantine for 14 days, unless exempt  

Transiting through Canada to Alaska?  CBSA continues to place stricter rules and additional entry conditions on foreign travelers transiting through Canada to Alaska for non-discretionary (essential) purposes.  Travelers may still travel through Canada while in transit to Alaska, but will have to enter at one of the five identified ports of entry (POE) listed below:   

  • Abbotsford-Huntingdon (British Columbia) 
  • Coutts (Alberta) 
  • Kingsgate (British Columbia) 
  • North Portal (Saskatchewan) 
  • Osoyoos (British Columbia) 

(If you arrive at a non-identified POE for transiting to Alaska, CBSA will deny you entry and advise you to go to one of the above POE’s.) 

Once in Canada, the traveler will be imposed a reasonable period of stay to carry out your transitbe required to take the most direct route to your destination and not stop for any leisure or tourism activities including visiting national parks, and be required to report to the nearest CBSA port of entry to confirm your exit from Canada before entering the United States.   

As you can see from above, the Government of Canada has put in place emergency measures to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19 into Canada, and our experts at Royal Alaskan Movers are here to assist you with your questions on how these measures may affect your move.    

For additional guidance, please refer to the following websites: 

Government of Canada:  

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html 

Canada Border Services Agency: 

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/services/covid/non-canadians-canadiens-eng.html 

If you have additional questions about the Emergency Orders currently in place in Canada, you can also email your questions to: 

phac.emergencyorder-decretdurgencecovid19.aspc@canada.ca. 

 

July 31, 2020

As an essential business, Royal Alaskan Movers remains open and operational.   As your Mover of Choice in Alaska, our workforce is ready to service your transportation needs.  

Effective July 31, 2020, Canada Borders Services Agency (CBSA) is placing stricter rules and additional entry conditions on foreign travelers transiting through Canada to Alaska for non-discretionary (essential) purposes.  Travelers may still travel through Canada while in transit to Alaska, but will have to enter at one of the following ports of entry:  

  • Abbotsford-Huntingdon (British Columbia) 
  • Coutts (Alberta) 
  • Kingsgate (British Columbia) 
  • North Portal (Saskatchewan) 
  • Osoyoos (British Columbia) 

Once in Canada, the traveler will  

  • be imposed a reasonable period of stay to carry out your transit 
  • be required to take the most direct route to your destination and not stop for any leisure or tourism activities including visiting national parks 
  • be required to report to the nearest CBSA port of entry to confirm your exit from Canada before entering the United States 

The CBSA will issue you a vehicle “hang tag” to attach to your rear-view mirror for the duration of our transit. The tag will include the date you must depart Canada as well as information on the conditions imposed upon entry, the Quarantine and Emergencies Acts and a list of public health and safety measures to follow. 

You may only make essential stops along the way, including to use facilities, refuel or for essential supplies. 

You must follow all requirements outlined in the Public Health Agency of Canada handout that you received when admitted into Canada. You must practice social distancing and wear a non-medical mask or face covering when you are entering Canada and while in transit to your place of departure from Canada, unless you are alone (or with family members) in a private vehicle. 

These restrictions were put in place to protect Canadians and to reduce the possible burden travelers could place on our health care system due to COVID-19, travel restrictions are in place across all ports of entry. 

Failure to comply with the current border restrictions is an offence under the Quarantine Act and could lead to: 

  • up to $750,000 in fines, and/or 
  • imprisonment of up to 6 months 

If you cause a risk of imminent death or serious bodily harm to another person while willfully or recklessly contravening this act or the regulations, you could be liable for: 

  • up to $1,000,000 in fines, and/or 
  • imprisonment of up to 3 years 

Below is a link to Canada’s Quarantine Act: 

https://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/Q-1.1/ 

Upcoming changes when traveling to Alaska   

According to Governor Dunleavystarting on August 11, 2020, all non-residents must arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Testing will no longer be available for non-residents when they arrive in Alaska. Residents can still be tested when arriving at the airport. Current protocols will remain in place through August 10, 2020.   

Please refer to the link below for more information on traveling to Alaska and other COVID-19 updates for the State of Alaska:   

https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/  

The health and safety to our employees, customers and communities remains our highest priority.   

Please contact our office for any additional questions you may have on how this Global Pandemic may affect your move. 

 

July 24, 2020

As an essential business, Royal Alaskan Movers remains open and operational.   As your Mover of Choice in Alaska, our workforce is ready to service your transportation needs.  

On June 6, 2020, travelers arriving in Alaska from another state or country are required to follow new protocols that have been put in place.  Below is the link to the new rules for your guidance:  

https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/ 

Royal Alaskan Movers continues to follow our State & County health mandates, as well as the recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to help reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.  The health and safety of our employees, customers, and communities remain our highest priority.   

Please contact our office for any additional questions you may have on how this Global Pandemic may affect your move. 

 

May 8, 2020

We’re excited to announce that we are now offering virtual surveys for all of our moving customers. This is something we have been working toward for a long time, and with the new social distancing and safety regulations, it’s the perfect time to get started.

If you have an upcoming Alaska move, it’s easy to get started with our virtual surveys. Just head over here and fill out the form. Our team will reach out and set up a date and time that works best for you. This is a great way to ensure you are getting a great price for your move.

Take care and stay safe!

-The Royal Alaskan Movers Team

 

April 29, 2020

Dear Partners,

As many of you may know, the Canadian Border has been closed to all “non-essential” travel between the US and Canada. Please note that if you are moving to/from Alaska and require travel accross the Canadain border, this is still allowed as your move is considered “essential” travel.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your usual contacts, or email us at info@royalalaskanmovers.com.

We will continue to update this page and our social pages with any new developments.

Sincerely,
Brad Chapman
President

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March 30, 2020

Dear Partners,

On Friday, March 27, 2020, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy issued an order regarding “Essential Services and Critical Workforce Infrastructure.” This is an amendment to an earlier statement and calls for the closure of all “non-essential” businesses in the state, until further notice. This is to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our state.

As a transportation and logistics company, Royal Alaskan Movers remains open to serve the people of Alaska. While the order calls for the mandatory closure of many businesses in the state, exemptions are in place for “essential services and critical infrastructure,” which includes our company. This designation also includes public services, financial services, grocery stores, pharmacies, and more; companies that are vital to the well-being of the Alaskan population.

To read the Governor’s full order click here: https://gov.alaska.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/03232020-COVID-19-Health-Mandate-010-Attachment-A.pdf

We are closely monitoring developments and staying attune to the announcements coming from our government and health officials. Our goal is to maintain operations while promoting the health and safety of our staff, their families and our community. We will continue to update this page and make announcements on our social media pages.

Sincerely,

Sincerely,
Brad Chapman
President

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March 23, 2020

Dear Partners,

On March 20, 2020, the Mayor of Anchorage announced a new phase of containment to combat the spread of COVID-19. The Mayors Proclamation of Emergency “Hunker Down” Order EO-03 calls for Residents of the Municipality of Anchorage to stay at home as much as possible. As a transportation and logistics company critical in supporting Anchorage and Alaska’s supply chain, Royal Alaskan Movers is considered essential, and our operations will be 100% functional during the Mayors Emergency Proclamation “Hunker Down” Order EO-03.

We are still busy at work ensuring our clients’ supply chains remain efficient. If you have any questions, please reach out to your usual contacts, or email us at info@royalalaskanmovers.com

We will continue to update this page and our social pages with any new developments

Sincerely,
Brad Chapman
President

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March 18, 2020

To Our Partners:

Following the unprecedented developments around COVID-19 (coronavirus), Royal Alaskan Movers is committed to supporting the moving, freight and transportation supply chain for businesses, individuals, and government agencies.

During this emergency, we remain committed to fulfilling our responsibilities to our clients, and for the safety and welfare of our employees, their families and you, our customers.

We are very much open for business and will continue to serve and support you.

In line with Social Distancing guidelines, we are instructing our employees to work from home where possible and to only come into the office if necessary. For job functions that qualify to work remotely, our staff will be set up to respond to their normal company email accounts, access our internal systems, and receive calls to their normal extensions. While we transition to this plan, we anticipate we may experience some delay in our responses. If this occurs, please direct a follow-up email to info@royalalaskanmovers.com, and we will route the request accordingly.

For many of our employees, working remotely is not an option, as their job duties are hands-on and are performed in our warehouses and out in the field.  In these instances, we have instructed the staff to take extra precautions when interacting with the customer, for everyone’s safety.  There may be instances where we feel it may be unsafe to proceed with services and will work with you to find a solution on a case-by-case basis.

We will also be posting to our website, www.RoyalAlaskanMovers.com, and social media sites any updates to our operating status.

This is an unprecedented situation for all of us, and we value your understanding and partnership.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to your regular points of contact at Royal Alaskan Movers, if you have any questions.

Best Regards,

Brad Chapman
President

Royal Alaskan Movers