Department of Defense announces travel restrictions for service members

Published: Mar. 14, 2020 at 7:32 PM CDT
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Friday the Department of Defense announced travel restrictions for service members, DOD civilians, and their families.

Officials say the restrictions ban all domestic travel, including Permanent Change of Station and Temporary Duty.

They also say the restriction will also halt civilian hiring at the Department of Defense installations.

The restrictions apply to those assigned to DOD installations, facilities, and surrounding areas in the U.S. and its territories.

Officials say service members will be authorized local leave only, following service guidelines.

Similar to other travel guidance regarding COVID-19, travel exceptions may be granted for compelling cases where the travel is mission-essential, for humanitarian reasons, or warranted due to extreme hardship.

The restrictions will start on March 16 and continue through May 11.

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