(updated 8/27/20) This webpage will be updated as additional information becomes available or changes.
A novel coronavirus disease, designated as COVID-19, is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness. The first cases of COVID-19 were reported in China in December 2019. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and declared it a global pandemic. Sustained community spread has occurred around the globe since that time. For this reason, the Department of State and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued travel advisories for affected locations, and the Department of Defense responded by issuing restrictions on travel for its personnel.
DoD Restrictions on Foreign and Domestic Travel
STATUS: On May 26, 2020, the Secretary of Defense issued memorandum, “Transition to Conditions-based Phased Approach to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Personnel Movement and Travel Restrictions,” which shifts to a conditions-based phased approach for personnel movement and travel restrictions (see the accompanying fact sheet).This replaces previously issued DoD memoranda
TOOLS & RESOURCES: The below links provide more travel-related information related to COVID-19
- COVID-19 JTR Travel and Transportation Allowance Questions and Answers (updated)
Frequently asked questions related to travel and transportation allowances and COVID-19.
- DoD COVID-19 Travel Information Application (DoD CAC required)
A decision support tool to support DoD leadership and installation commanders in their assessment of gating criteria and Health Protection Condition (HPCON) levels.
- U.S. Embassy COVID-19 Country-Specific Travel Information
Visit the Department of State’s website for information on COVID-19 related traveler restrictions and procedures, which may include a mandatory periods of quarantine upon arrival, border restrictions/closures, and/or requirements for medical paperwork/declarations upon arrival.
- Coronavirus: DoD’s Response
Information on travel restrictions, as well as, up-to-the-minute news related to the Department of Defense’s response to COVID-19.
- Military OneSource: Coronavirus Information for Our Military Community
COVID-19 information for the military community.
- GSA COVID-19 Travel Policy Frequently Asked Questions
Under the Policy section, review answers to questions on mandatory use of available city pair carriers and per diem during isolation when performing TDY.