EXTENSION OF NEW GLOBAL AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE FOR INDIVIDUALS AT HIGHER RISK FROM COVID-19

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SUBJ/EXTENSION OF NEW GLOBAL AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE FOR INDIVIDUALS AT HIGHER 
RISK FROM COVID-19//

REF/A/MEMO/OSD/16SEP2020//
REF/B/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/222028ZSEP20//
REF/C/MEMO/OSD/13OCT2020//
REF/D/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/291910ZMAY20//
REF/E/MEMO/OSD/8SEP2020//
REF/F/MEMO/OSD/6AUG2020//

NARR/REF A IS MEMO FROM UNDERSECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PERSONNEL AND READINESS 
(USD PR), AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE-INDIVIDUALS AT HIGHER RISK FROM COVID-19.  
REF B IS NAVADMIN 264/20, NEW GLOBAL AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE AND TERMINATION 
PROCESS FOR INDIVIDUALS AT HIGHER RISK FROM COVID-19.  
REF C IS MEMO FROM USD PR, AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE TRANSITION AND TERMINATION 
INDIVIDUALS AT HIGHER RISK FROM COVID-19.  
REF D IS NAVADMIN 159/20, TERMINATION OF DEPARTURE AUTHORITY FOR INDIVIDUALS 
AT HIGHER RISK FROM COVID-19.  
REF E IS MEMO FROM USD PR, AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE TERMINATIONS AND REQUESTED 
RETURNS- INDIVIDUALS AT HIGHER RISK FROM COVID-19.  
REF F IS MEMO FROM USD PR, FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 12) - 
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GUIDANCE FOR PERSONNEL TRAVELLING DURING THE 
CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC.//

RMKS/1.  References (a) and (b) announced a new global authorized departure 
effective 10 September 2020 to 9 October 2020.  In line with reference (c), 
this NAVADMIN announces an authorized departure extension from 10 October 
2020 to 9 December 2020.

2.  This NAVADMIN applies to those Department of Defense (DoD) eligible 
family members (EFM) and civilian employees who are currently at their safe 
haven location.  DoD EFMs and civilian employees who did not have travel 
orders approved prior to 7 May 2020, are not permitted an authorized 
departure extension under reference (c).

3.  All associated guidance for safe haven extensions described in reference 
(d) remain in effect at the termination of the authorized departure extension 
on 9 December 2020.  Requests for extension of safe haven allowances beyond 9 
December 2020 may be submitted to OPNAV N130 via email at 
nxag_n130c(at)navy.mil.

4.  In line with reference (c), Safe Haven allowances for DoD EFMs and 
civilian employees will be reduced to 50 percent of the maximum allowable 
rate from 10 October 2020 through 8 November 2020, and to 25 percent of the 
maximum allowable rate from 9 November 2020 through 8 December 2020.

5.  The Department of State (DOS) announced in reference (e) that, unless 
terminated earlier, the authorized departure for individuals at higher risk 
from COVID-19 (Global Authorized Departure) will terminate on an individual 
country basis after that country has ended phase 3 of its Diplomacy Strong 
Framework.  DoD EFMs and civilian employees are required to return to their 
permanent duty station (PDS) when DOS terminates the global authorized 
departure for the country in which they are assigned.  Once the global 
authorized departure terminates for a given country or individuals are 
otherwise authorized to return voluntarily, DoD EFMs are authorized safe 
haven allowances for a grace period of up to 10 days, if necessary, for 
individuals to make arrangements to return to their PDS.  The DOS phase 
tracker can found at MyNavy Portal https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-
19-travel-tracker.  This website requires a Common Access Card (CAC) to login 
unless the Service Member has previously set up a CAC-free account on MyNavy 
Portal.  This list should be checked frequently, as NAVADMINs will not be 
released every time a country ends phase 3.

6.  DoD EFMs and civilian employees may return to their PDS prior to the 
termination of the evacuation if the individual meets the requirements 
contained in reference (f) located at
https://media.defense.gov/2020/Aug/06/2002472408/-1/-1/1/FHP-
GUIDANCE-SUPPLEMENT-12.PDF as well as the requirements below.
    a.  For countries in DOS phase 3.  Civilian employees are authorized to 
return to their PDS.  DoD EFMs may return to the PSD of their sponsor if:
        (1) their request to return is approved by their DoD component head, 
and
        (2) they will not require institutional quarantine or testing by the 
host nation.
    b.  For countries in DOS phase 2.  Civilian employees and DoD EFMs may 
return to their PDS if:
        (1) their request to return is approved by their DoD component head, 
and
        (2) they will not require institutional quarantine or testing by the 
host nation.
    c.  For countries in DOS phases 0 or 1, DoD EFMs must request approval to 
return by exception through USD PR to the DOS Under Secretary for Management.

7.  Service Members with questions regarding this NAVADMIN should contact 
MyNavy Career Center, available 24/7, by phone at (833) 330- MNCC ((833) 330-
6622) or via e-mail at askmncc(at)navy.mil.

8.  This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, 
whichever occurs first.

9.  Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//

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