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SUBJ/COVID-19 DESIGNATION OF MISSION CRITICAL TRAVEL FOR UNVACCINATED
INDIVIDUALS AND UPDATED TRAVEL GUIDANCE//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 073/21, NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK UPDATE 7 (CONDITIONS-BASED APPROACH TO COVID-19
PERSONNEL MOVEMENT AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS).
REF B IS NAVADMIN 150/21, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COVID-19 TESTING PRIOR TO
OVERSEAS TRAVEL (UPDATE 2).
REF C IS UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PERSONNEL AND READINESS (USD(PR))
MEMO, CONSOLIDATED DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 FORCE
HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE.
REF D IS THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (SECDEF) MEMO, UPDATE TO CONDITIONS-BASED
APPROACH TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PERSONNEL MOVEMENT AND TRAVEL
REF E IS NAVADMIN 093/22, U.S. NAVY COVID-19 STANDARDIZED OPERATIONAL
REF F IS SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (SECNAV) MEMO, IMPLEMENTATION OF CONSOLIDATED
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION
REF G IS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS) MEMO,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 COMMUNITY LEVELS AND WORKPLACE
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN cancels references (a) and (b) pursuant to
the consolidated travel guidance in reference (c). This NAVADMIN
additionally provides additional guidance on mission-critical travel
for unvaccinated individuals and updates Coronavirus Disease 2019
(COVID-19) guidance for meetings.
2. Summary. Travel and personnel movement must consider COVID-19
related Force Health Protection (FHP) measures to protect the health
and safety of the force, maintain mission readiness and comply with
federal, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Navy (DON)
and Host Nation (HN) guidelines. Guidelines have adjusted over time
due to the dynamic COVID-19 environment. FHP measures are now
consolidated in Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and
Readiness (USD(PR)) guidance (reference (c)) which will be regularly
updated as guidelines change. This guidance should be frequently
referenced for the latest FHP guidance on travel and personnel
movement. Reference (c) is available at the following website and
all commands and organizations should monitor the website to ensure
they review the most current version:
3. Applicability. This guidance applies to all Navy Service Members and
4. Travel and Personnel Movement Updated Guidance and Requirements.
The DoD conditions-based approach to COVID-19 personnel movement and
travel (reference (d)) has been rescinded with the issuance of the
consolidated guidance in reference (c). The conditions-based
approach formed the foundation of reference (a), which is cancelled
by this NAVADMIN. It remains paramount that personnel at all levels
continue to ensure appropriate FHP measures are implemented and the
risk assessment in reference (c) be completed prior to travel.
a. Reference (c) contains detailed guidance on travel for
service members and their dependents, as well as DoD civilians and
contractors, and bases the guidance on location of travel and
whether the travel is official or unofficial. It also provides
testing and restriction of movement requirements. That guidance
should be followed unless more restrictive Navy specific guidance is
provided. The guidance in reference (b), which is cancelled by this
NAVADMIN, is replaced with the testing guidance in reference (c).
During all official travel, travelers will follow all applicable
federal, state, local and commercial air carrier requirements and
applicable HN requirements.
b. Specific guidance for personnel movement for Navy
operational units is contained in reference (e).
5. Official travel for fully vaccinated individuals. In line with
reference (c), fully vaccinated individuals are not restricted from
official travel, both domestic and international.
6. Official travel for individuals not fully vaccinated.
Individuals who are not fully vaccinated, or who decline to provide
information about their vaccination status, are limited to only
mission-critical official travel, both domestic and international.
In any case, travel of unvaccinated individuals should be minimized.
Requests for official travel by unvaccinated personnel outside of
the following categories will be routed to the Under Secretary of
the Navy (UNSECNAV) for decision via the Chief of Naval Personnel
(CNP), the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and the Assistant
Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASN MRA).
In line with reference (f), official travel by unvaccinated
personnel, or those who decline to provide information about their
vaccination status, is only authorized for the following mission
a. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) travel for dependents
accompanying Service Members or civilian employees who are fully
vaccinated or have a permanently approved exemption. Overseas
screening and medical approval is still required per current
b. PCS travel for unvaccinated Service Members reassigned
from operational units to non-deployable units. Unvaccinated
dependents of these Service Members are also authorized to travel.
c. Travel of dependents associated with an approved early
return of dependents authorization from an overseas post or station.
d. Government funded emergency leave travel and emergency
e. New recruits traveling to Recruit Training Command.
f. Travel by patients, as well as their authorized escorts
and attendants, for purposes of medical treatment. Travel by
medical providers for the purposes of medical treatment for DoD
personnel and their families.
g. Travel by Service Members and civilian personnel approved
for retirement or separation. For Service Members, travel is
authorized for purposes of taking transition leave.
h. Travel by Service Members under the authority of a Chief
of Mission and authorized by that Chief of Mission.
i. Travel by Service Members and civilian personnel not under
the authority of a Chief of Mission and ordered by the appropriate
DoD official to evacuate an area threatened by unusual or emergency
j. Travel associated with new civilian hiring and management
directed actions to include transfers, reassignments, management
directed reassignments and new civilian accessions including formal
entry-level civilian accession programs such as government-funded
internships and fellowships.
k. Travel by civilian employees complying with overseas tour
rotation agreement requirements.
l. Travel in support of mission critical maintenance
operations for DON assets as well as the critical assets of other
services, agencies, and international partnerships that support the
mission of the DON. Mission critical maintenance operations are in
direct support of DON ships, submarines, aircraft, information
technology equipment and infrastructure as well as other critical
equipment not otherwise listed.
m. Travel by Service Members from an overseas post or station
that are not eligible for involuntary extension or will surpass the
180-day limit for involuntary extension.
7. Updated COVID-19 Guidance Related to Meetings.
a. In line with reference (c), approval must be obtained in
advance for any planned, in-person meetings, events and conferences
sponsored by the DON with more than 50 participants (referred to
collectively herein as *meetings*, in a county or equivalent
jurisdiction where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) COVID-19 Community Level is high. Approval authority is the
UNSECNAV and no lower. All organizations within the Navy will
submit requests through the respective chain of command to the
UNSECNAV for approval via ASN (MRA). To the maximum extent
practicable, requests should be submitted no later than 30 days from
the planned start of the event to allow for proper coordination and
b. For any in-person meetings in a county or equivalent
jurisdiction where the CDC COVID-19 Community Level is high or
medium, the meeting organizer will require all attendees, including
Service Members and DoD civilian employees, to show a completed DD
Form 3150, *Contractor Personnel and Visitor Certification of
Vaccination.* In extenuating circumstances, the UNSECNAV may
approve exceptions for attendees who are not vaccinated. These
exceptions will be requested through the respective chain of command
to the UNSECNAV for approval via ASN (MRA). Organizers of approved
meetings will require attendees to confirm proof of vaccination and,
where exceptions are granted, organizers will ensure that
unvaccinated attendees meet the testing provisions of reference (c).
All attendees will remain in compliance with the masking guidance
within reference (g).
c. For purposes of this guidance, meetings do not include
military training, exercise events and operations. In addition,
private social events at Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities
or events held as part of DoD Educational Activity schools functions
on naval installations do not constitute meetings.
8. It is incumbent on personnel at all levels of the Navy to take
personal ownership of continuing to effectively implement FHP
measures and ensure they are seeking out and following the latest
9. Points of contact. Service Members with PCS questions should
contact their detailer directly or through the MyNavy Career Center.
MyNavy Career Center: 833-330-6622, email@example.com.
OPNAV POC: CAPT William Shafer, firstname.lastname@example.org
and CAPT Chris Brianas, email@example.com.
10. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//