DoD eases travel restrictions for civilian and other employees


The Pentagon eased travel restrictions for DoD civilian personnel and others, in the first major change to pandemic-related policies since it consolidated policies in early April previously scattered across numerous broadcasts.

The changes: Remove pre-travel virus testing requirements for military service members, DoD family members, DoD civilian employees, and DoD contractor personnel; remove additional guidance related to travel testing requirements, including exceptions to those requirements; and incorporate recommendations regarding pre-travel testing for all travelers arriving in the United States via or from a foreign country.

For example, rather than requiring a virus test between one and three days before international travel and travelers keeping proof of the negative test while travelling, this is now only recommended. However, it continues to advise that travelers should adhere to any stricter policies in place at the destination.

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