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Immediate Release

Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 20) – Department of Defense Guidance for Personnel Traveling During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

Today, the Department of Defense released the memorandum for Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 20) – Department of Defense Guidance for Personnel Traveling During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. This memorandum supplements requirements in references (a) through (c) and rescinds and replaces Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Memorandum “Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 14) – Department of Defense Guidance for Personnel Traveling During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic, December 29, 2020.

This memorandum applies to official and unofficial travel and proves updated pre- and post-travel guidance for purposes of force health protection (FHP) for Service members, DoD family members, DoD civilian employees, and DoD contractor personnel, as well as fully vaccinated individuals.

The Secretaries of the Military Departments, heads of OSD Components, and Commanders of the Geographic Combatant Commands may implement more restrictive guidance and additional FHP measures based on mission requirements and local risk assessments, in consultation with their medical staffs and public health authorities.

The memo for Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 20) – Department of Defense Guidance for Personnel Traveling During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic can be found here.