Armed Forces News

Space available travelers disembark from a KC-135 Stratotanker June 24, 2014, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The flight arrived from Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Micaiah Anthony/Released)

DoD has issued a Force Health Protection protocol with before-and-after guidance for all DoD travel.

Before travel, DoD components are to incorporate CDC guidance into all aspects of planning official travel, taking into consideration the risk profile of travelers (age, underlying conditions), and coordinate with receiving installations.


Upon departure – allowed only if healthy – travelers are to undergo exit screening at the embarkation point. If concerns emerge during screening, a secondary medical exam could result in “referral to the appropriate medical authority per CDC guidance.”

Anyone arriving from a location designated by the CDC as Level-3 (such as Italy or South Korea) or Level-2 danger (such as Turkey), or has traveled through one or more of those areas in the past 14 days, are to be restricted to their residences or other appropriate accommodations for 14-days starting from the day of departure, while self-monitoring, limiting contact and so on.

DoD urged all civilian employees, contractors and family to follow the Force Health Protection guidance as well.

DoD guidance on travel here:
Travel Restrictions Placed on All DoD Personnel and Families

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