PROCEDURES FOR FOREIGN VISIT REQUESTS TO U.S. NAVY COMMANDS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC:
R 032117Z MAR 21 MID200000629224U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO SECNAV WASHINGTON DC
CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/CNO/MAR//
SUBJ/PROCEDURES FOR FOREIGN VISIT REQUESTS TO U.S. NAVY COMMANDS DURING
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 236/20 UPDATED PROCEDURES FOR FOREIGN VISIT REQUESTS
TO U.S. NAVY COMMANDS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC. REF B IS EXECUTIVE ORDER
13998 PROMOTING COVID-19 SAFETY IN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 026/21 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COVID-19 TESTING PRIOR TO
OVERSEAS TRAVEL (UPDATE 1).
REF D IS USD P&R FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION (FHP) SUPPLEMENT 14 - DOD GUIDANCE
FOR PERSONNEL TRAVELING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC.
REF E IS CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION ORDER REQUIREMENT FOR
NEGATIVE PRE-DEPARTURE COVID-19 TEST RESULT OR DOCUMENTATION OF RECOVERY FROM
COVID-19 FOR ALL AIRLINE OR OTHER AIRCRAFT PASSENGERS ARRIVING INTO THE
UNITED STATES FROM ANY FOREIGN COUNTRY.
REF F IS NAVADMIN 037/21, U.S. NAVY COVID-19 STANDARDIZED OPERATIONAL
GUIDANCE VERSION 4.0.
RMKS/1. Reference (a) is canceled. This NAVADMIN supersedes reference (a)
and provides updated references and additional procedures for foreign
visitors to U.S. Navy facilities based on new requirements for COVID-19 to
include testing prior to entry into the U.S. from a foreign country, as
directed by references (b) and outlined in references (c) thorugh (e).
2. Foreign visits are authorized but must adhere to guidance established for
U.S. travel in reference (d) and the travel procedure requirements in
accordance with (IAW) references (b) through (f). All foreign personnel
traveling from outside the U.S. to visit a U.S. Navy command will be required
to complete a 14 day restriction of movement (ROM) period upon arrival in the
U.S. Additionally, all foreign personnel traveling to the U.S. from a foreign
country, are required to have a negative viral COVID-19 test (molecular or
antigen) IAW procedures outlined for U.S. personnel in reference (b). Foreign
visitors must possess, and present on request, proof of a negative viral
COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of embarkation for international
travel to the U.S. Valid proof may be electronic or printed for commercial
3. COVID-19 travel information for travelers entering the U.S. may be found
on the Department of State website
4. Foreign personnel already in the U.S. in a location categorized as red in
either factor 1 or 2 as per MyNavyPortal travel tracker
(https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-19-travel-tracker) will be required
to complete a 14 day ROM period prior to visiting a U.S. Navy command outside
a 50 mile radius of their location. If a 14 day ROM period cannot be
completed, a Foreign Visit Requests (FVR) waiver will be required. All other
FVRs will be processed as per normal procedures. CNO has delegated waiver
approval authority to OPNAV N3/N5 for FVRs to U.S. Navy commands.
5. Waivers will only be considered if requesting command provides written
determination that the FVR is mission essential. Requesting commands will
provide the following information to the points of contact via email at least
seven days in advance of the visit: FVR number; name of visitor; country
represented; dates and purpose of visit; and, recommendation with
justification. Commanding officers, officers-in-charge, or civilian
equivalent directors must endorse waiver request submissions.
6. Travelers with valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination are currently not
exempt from the testing requirement nor the FVR waiver requirement, however,
proof of vaccination will be considered as part of mitigating factors for a
7. Within two days of any foreign visit, host commands will make contact
with the foreign visitor or embassy representative to confirm the visitor is
not symptomatic as per reference (f) (e.g., temperature over 100.4 degrees
Fahrenheit, fever, cough, breathing difficulty, loss of taste or smell). If
symptomatic or confirmed COVID-19 positive, the visit must be canceled or
8. OPNAV N3/N5 POCs for FVR waivers are Jeff Roman at
email@example.com and Mark Galvin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Released by VADM P. G. Sawyer, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Operations, Plans and Strategy, OPNAV N3/N5.//