COVID-19 travel restrictions lifted for 77% of military installations, including JBLE


HAMPTON ROADS, Virginia – COVID-19 travel restrictions for military installation bases across the country, including Hampton Roads, have been updated.

Since September 13, Joint Base Langley-Eustis is the only local base to have seen its restrictions lifted. The restrictions were lifted in 176 out of 230 installations, or 77% of the installations.

Of the 176 facilities whose travel restrictions were lifted this week, two reinstated travel restrictions while zero lifted the restrictions.

Facilities such as the COVID-19 travel restrictions at Naval Base Norfolk and Naval Weapons Station Yorktown have not been lifted as of September 13.

Unrestricted travel is permitted for service members or civilians between facilities who have met the criteria in the Secretary of Defense Memorandum on the Conditions Based Approach to Staff Travel and Travel dated March 15, 2021. If either facility does not meet the criteria, an exemption or waiver would be required.

Installation criteria must be met before travel restrictions can be lifted for installation by the DA&M, the secretary of a military department, or a combat commander. Criteria include no travel restrictions, HPCON below Charlie, essential services available, and quality assurance in place for

If the installation conditions are not subsequently met, the competent authority shall decide whether the movement restrictions should be reinstated.

For a full list of COVID-19 travel facility restrictions, click here.


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