In response to COVID-19 concerns, the Department of Defense issued domestic and international travel restrictions for all service members, DoD civilians, and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories. While the COVID-19 pandemic still presents risk, the improving conditions warrant a more conditions-based, phased approach to personnel movement and travel. Yet unless all the conditions of the memo are met, the current stop movement will remain in effect. The conditions to resume unrestricted travel rests on two overarching factors: 1) state and/or regional criteria, based on the administration’s Opening Up America Again guidelines and 2) installation-level factors based on conditions surrounding DoD installations, facilities, and locations.
INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVEL TO THE U.S.
The CDC announced changes to U.S. entry requirements for air passengers starting 04 April 2022. Guidelines can be found on their Amended Global Testing Order found HERE.
- Additional CDC Requirement: Non-U.S. Citizen, Non-U.S. Immigrants (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa):
- Passengers must be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States by air. Limited exceptions are listed on the CDC Attestation Form, Page 3, Paragraph 2.
CONSOLIDATED DEPT. OF DEFENSE COVID-19 FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE
OUSD MEMO DATED 29 JUNE 2022
The DoD FHP Guidance contains information for Pre & Post-travel COVID Testing Requirements pertaining to Official & Unofficial International Travel from the U.S. to a foreign country and from a foreign country to the U.S.
DoD guidance must be followed and may be in contradiction to the CDC published exemption pertaining to COVID Testing requirements for U.S. Military Personnel on Official Travel flying on Commercial and Military aircraft.
Please review DoD travel restrictions prior to any anticipated international travel on USTRANSCOM or Air Mobility Command owned or operated commercial or military aircraft or while transiting through transportation facilities (AMC Passenger Terminals).
Current OUSD Memo (29 June 2022) Consolidated Department of Defense Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection Guidance
For latest DoD FHP publication, please visit the U.S. Department of Defense Coronavirus Guidance webpage and click on "Force Health Protection Guidance" under "I want information on"
"Department of Defense Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection Guidance" presents a uniform and consolidated policy for DoD's continued response to COVID19, and serves as the DoD COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan required by Executive Order l399l, "Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing," January 20, 2021.
DoD Mask Wear: On DoD Transportation Assets & DoD Transportation Hubs
”It is recommended that all individuals wear masks on DoD conveyances (e.g., aircraft, maritime vessels, and buses) and in Government cars, vans, or other low occupancy transportation assets when more than one person is present.”
"These requirements apply whether the DoD transportation assets and hubs are located inside or outside the United States, but exclude ships, submarines, aircraft, and other tactical vehicles and craft in their operational environment."
CDC - INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVEL TO THE U.S.
CDC Requirement: Non-U.S. citizen, Non-U.S. Immigrants (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa): Passengers must be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States by air. Limited exceptions are listed on the CDC Attestation Form. https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/NCEZID-combined-disclosure-attestation-en-508.pdf
PATRIOT EXPRESS COVID-19 SCREENING GUIDANCE FOR BWI, SEATAC
FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS
Face masks are recommended for all passengers. Click HERE to read more on CDC travel guidance.