Release
Immediate Release

Update to Conditions-Based Approach to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Personnel Movement and Travel Restrictions

March 16, 2021

Today, the department released the Update to Conditions-based Approach to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Personnel Movement and Travel Restrictions memorandum.

The memo cancels the Secretary of Defense Memorandum, ''Transition to Conditions-based Phased Approach to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Personnel Movement and Travel Restrictions," May 22, 2020; the Secretary of Defense Memorandum, "Delegation of Waiver Approval Authority for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Personnel Movement and Travel Restrictions," October 5, 2020; and the Secretary of Defense Memorandum, "Exemption of Authorized Leave for Department of Defense Service Members from Coronavirus Disease 2019 Personnel Movement and Travel Restrictions," June 29, 2020. It also reissues travel restriction guidance for DoD Components that will remain in effect until further notice.

This guidance applies to all DoD Service members, civilian employees, dependents of Service members, and personnel whose travel is Government-funded, whether traveling domestically or internationally.

Conditions for unrestricted travel rest on installation-level data regarding conditions in and surrounding DoD installations, facilities, and locations. The Secretaries of the Military Departments, Commanders of the Combatant Commands, and the Director of Administration and Management (DA&M) will continuously assess each DoD installation, facility, or location under their respective purviews for the feasibility of lifting travel restrictions.

The memo for the Update to Conditions-based Approach to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Personnel Movement and Travel Restrictions can be found here.