​UPDATED PROCEDURES FOR FOREIGN VISIT REQUESTS TO U.S. NAVY COMMANDS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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SUBJ/UPDATED PROCEDURES FOR FOREIGN VISIT REQUESTS TO U.S. NAVY 
COMMANDS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC// 
 
REF/A/ALNAV/SECNAV/025/20// 
REF/B/ALNAV/SECNAV/049/20// 
REF/C/MEMO/DOD/06AUG2020// 
REF/D/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/171541ZAPR20// 
REF/E/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/041853ZAUG20// 
REF/F/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/021507ZJUL20// 
 
NARR/REF A IS ALNAV 025/20 VECTOR 15 FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION 
GUIDANCE FOR DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY. 
REF B IS ALNAV 049/20 MODIFICATION TO ALNAV 044/20 REISSUANCE 
OF DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN RESPONSE TO 
CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019. 
REF C IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GUIDANCE FOR PERSONNEL TRAVELING 
DURING THE CORONOVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC - FORCE PROTECTION 
GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 12). 
REF D IS NAVADMIN 189/20, NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES IN RESPONSE 
TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK UPDATE 6. 
REF E IS NAVADMIN 113/20, RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT (ROM) GUIDANCE 
UPDATE. 
REF F IS NAVADMIN 217/20, U.S. NAVY COVID-19 STANDARDIZED 
OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE VERSION 2.1. 

POC/MR JEFF ROMAN/OPNAV N51/703-614-9782/JEFFREY.ROMAN(AT)NAVY.MIL// 
 
RMKS/1.  REF A CANCELED ALL FOREIGN VISITS, PROVIDING WAIVER 
AUTHORITY TO CNO. REF B AND C PROVIDED ADDITIONAL TRAVEL GUIDANCE 
FOR U.S. PERSONNEL BUT DID NOT ADDRESS FOREIGN VISITORS TO U.S. 
NAVY COMMANDS OR FACILITIES.  THIS MESSAGE PROVIDES POLICY FOR 
FOREIGN VISITS AND UPDATES PROCEDURES FOR PROCESSING FOREIGN 
VISIT REQUESTS (FVR) TO U.S. NAVY COMMANDS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC. 
 
2.  FOREIGN VISITS ARE AUTHORIZED BUT MUST ADHERE TO GUIDANCE 
ESTABLISHED FOR U.S. TRAVEL IN REF D AND THE TRAVEL PROCEDURE 
REQUIREMENTS IAW REFS 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, FOREIGN PERSONNEL ALREADY IN 
THE U.S. IN A LOCATION CATEGORIZED AS RED IN EITHER FACTOR 1 OR 2 
AS PER MYNAVY PORTAL 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 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. 
 
3.  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. 
 
4.  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 REF 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 POSTPONED.POCS FOR REVIEW AND WAIVER 
DETERMINATION/APPROVAL:  TO OPNAV N3/N5 POCS JEFF ROMANAT 
JEFFREY.ROMAN(AT)NAVY.MIL AND MARK GALVIN AT MARK.GALVIN.CTR (AT) 
NAVY.MIL, COPY TO OPNAVCOVIDFVR@NAVY.MIL AND NAVY 
IPO POC CHIP PITTMAN AT NIPOFVR.FCT(AT)NAVY.MIL. 
 
5. RELEASED BY VADM P. G. SAWYER, DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS FOR 
OPERATIONS, PLANS AND STRATEGY, OPNAV N3/N5// 
 
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