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Information on Coronavirus

(Updated 2/28/20) This webpage will be updated as additional information becomes available or changes.

A novel (new) coronavirus disease, designated as COVID-19, is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness.  The first cases of COVID-19 were reported in China in December 2019.  On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Many cases of COVID-19 have been associated with travel to or from mainland China or close contact with a travel-related case, but sustained community spread has been reported in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, and Italy. For this reason, the Department of State has issued travel advisories for these locations.

Travelers should review and follow the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines for the prevention of coronavirus if they decide to travel to these countries.

Department of State Travel Advisories 

The Department of State is closely monitoring the situation and will adjust travel advisories accordingly.

See All Department of State Travel Advisories

DoD Official Memos

At this time, the Department of Defense has issued the following memos related to the evacuation of DoD personnel due to Coronavirus.


Effective Date

Termination Date

Ordered Departure Memo – Wuhan, China
30 January 2020
Authorized Departure Memo – Peoples Republic of China
31 January 2020
Authorized Departure Memo – Hong Kong and Macau
13 February 2020

See DoD CONUS and OCONUS Evacuation Allowances for a summary of allowances included in the Joint Travel Regulations. DTS is not used to book travel associated with evacuations. See Who May Use DTS for a complete list of travel situations in which DTS can be used.  

How to Make Travel Itinerary/Reservation Changes

If you need to adjust your travel plans, follow the instructions below.  

If more than 72 hours prior to your trip:

If you are traveling in less than 72 hours or you have already received your airline ticket:  Contact your Travel Management Company directly. Their contact information is listed on your travel itinerary.

If you have started your TDY: Contact your Travel Management Company directly. Their contact information is listed on your travel itinerary.

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