All DoD Service members will stop movement, both internationally and domestically, while this memorandum is in effect, unless the conditions listed in this memorandum are met. All DoD civilian personnel and dependents of DoD Service members and DoD personnel whose travel is Government-funded will stop movement, both internationally and domestically, while this memorandum is in effect, unless the conditions listed in this memorandum are met. Except as provided in this memorandum, this stop movement applies to all official travel, including temporary duty (TDY) travel; Government-funded leave travel; permanent duty travel, including Permanent Change of Station (PCS) travel; and travel related to Authorized and Ordered Departures issued by the Department of State. For DoD Service members, it also includes personal leave outside the local area and non-official travel outside the local area. DoD Components may continue to onboard civilian employees within the local commuting area and civilian employees whose travel to the local commuting area is not government-funded.
As of April 20, 2020, three DOD-wide travel restriction orders emplaced in March are replaced and extended until June 30, 2020. The Department will maintain a continuous conditions-based assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic, and will formally review this policy every 15 days, to determine if conditions allow travel to resume earlier than June 30. Travel Restriction FAQs (20 April 2020)
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Provides Update to Department Stop-Move Policy
All DoD military and civilian personnel and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities, and surrounding areas in the United States and its territories will stop domestic DoD travel. The document provides guidance on authorities to grant travel exceptions.
Stops or limits movement of DoD Personnel and families into and out of Level 3 & 2 countries for the next 60 days. Provides guidance on exceptions for DoD official mission essential travel.