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Travel and allowance guidance during COVID-19

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The following information and guidance includes questions and answers on travel and transportation for civilian employees and their dependents.

The Joint Travel Regulations Revisions listed below went into effect March 13.

Any further questions should be directed to staffs at local traffic management offices.

Joint Travel Regulations Revisions

040102. Allowances if Isolation or Quarantine is Required When Returning from Government-Funded Leave Travel

If a public health official, medical official, or authorizing/order issuing official orders a Service member to isolate or quarantine before proceeding to the PDS, then the Service member may be issued TDY orders and is authorized standard travel and transportation allowances in accordance with JTR, Chapter 2. If lodging in kind or meals in kind are provided, then per diem is not payable.

050106. Isolation or Quarantine

If a public health official, medical official, or authorizing/order issuing official orders a Service member and a Service member’s dependents to isolate or quarantine after detaching or signing out of the unit, then per diem may be authorized for both the Service member and dependents at the location specified in the orders. If the Service member or dependents are required to travel to an alternate location, then standard PCS allowances are paid in accordance with JTR, Chapter 5, Part A. If lodging in kind or meals in kind are provided, then per diem is not payable. If dependents refuse to isolate or quarantine, then per diem is not authorized.

050603. Isolation or Quarantine is Required After Arrival at the New PDS and Before TLE Begins

If a public health official, medical official, or authorizing/order issuing official orders a Service member and a Service member’s dependents to isolate or quarantine after arrival at the new PDS and before TLE begins, then the Service member and dependents may be authorized per diem in accordance with JTR Chapter 5, Part A. If lodging in kind or meals in kind are provided, then per diem is not payable. If dependents refuse to isolate or quarantine, then per diem is not authorized.

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4. Isolation or Quarantine. If a public health official, medical official, or authorizing/order issuing official orders the dependent to isolate or quarantine, then per diem may be authorized. If the dependent’s authorization or member’s orders are amended to travel to an alternate location, then transportation and per diem may be authorized in accordance with JTR Chapter 5, Part A. If lodging in kind or meals in kind are provided, then per diem is not payable. If dependents refuse to isolate or quarantine, then per diem is not authorized.

051206. Allowances if Ordered to Delay Proceeding after Departing or Detaching from the Old PDS

A. Service Members. If a Service member is ordered to temporarily return to the old PDS or to an alternate location, then the Service member could be issued TDY orders and may be authorized standard travel and transportation allowances in accordance with JTR, Chapter 2. If the Service member is ordered to remain in place or to an alternate location to await transportation, then per diem may be authorized in accordance with JTR Chapter 5, Part A. If lodging in kind or meals in kind are provided, then per diem is not payable.

B. Service Member’s Dependents. If the Service member’s dependents remain in place awaiting transportation, then per diem may be authorized in accordance with JTR Chapter 5, Part A. If dependents do not remain in place awaiting transportation, then per diem is not authorized. If the dependents are authorized to temporarily return to the old PDS or to an alternate location to await transportation, then the dependents may be authorized standard PCS allowances from the location where notified of the delay to the location named in the amended PCS order, in accordance with JTR, Chapter 5, Part A. If lodging in kind or meals in kind are provided, then per diem is not payable.