The Department of Defense has announced all uniformed and civilian personnel and family members who are traveling to, from, or through CDC Travel Health Notices Level 3 coronavirus countries will stop movement for the next 60 days.
As of March 11, the Level 3 countries include Italy, China, Iran and South Korea.
The DoD said the travel stop will take effect on March 13. The halt includes all forms of official travel, including Permanent Change of Station, Temporary Duty and government-funded leave. For DoD uniformed personnel, this also includes personal leave and other non-official travel.
The DoD is also denying concurrent official travel for family members of DoD uniformed personnel and civilian personnel to CDC Travel Health Notice Level 2 coronavirus designated locations.
As of March 11, the Level 2 countries include Japan.
Until the travel restrictions are lifted, DoD civilian personnel hiring actions for positions in Level 2 and Level 3 designated locations are postponed for non-essential civilian personnel who have not yet begun travel.
DoD components must determine whether official travel by DoD personnel to locations other than CDC Travel Health Notices Level 3 locations is mission essential and must defer non-mission essential travel effective March 13. According to the department, mission-essential travel refers to work that must be performd to ensure the continued operations of mission-essential functions as determined by the DoD Component.