When Coronavirus hit the US in March 2020, the DoD put a temporary travel ban on troop movements to prevent the spread of the disease. This impacted thousands of military families who had PCS orders and were scheduled to move. The DoD created an Exception to Policy (ETP) request that could grant families permission to move in specific situations such as emergencies, essential personnel, or financial hardship.

By summer, as cases began to diminish in some states, the DoD announced that it would allow families to move without an ETP request, as long as both the departing location and the receiving destination were in the “green” category of safe locations with reduced numbers of cases. If either your current installation or the one you have orders to are in the “red” category, you will still need to request an ETP to complete your move. But how do you know which installations are in the red or green zone?

The DoD keeps an updated file here, under the title Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update. Because the number of cases in each state change regularly, the DoD updates their list weekly. We encourage you to check their site for the most up-to-date info.

To keep things simple, we are listing the military installations that are currently GREEN. These are the ones NOT requiring an Exception to Policy before you can move or travel there. If either your duty station or the one on your orders is not listed here, then you need to request the ETP before you move.

UPDATED August 21: The DoD has lifted travel restrictions at 94 of 231 Installations (40%):

GREEN Installations that have lifted the DoD travel ban

(listed alphabetically by branch)
Fort Belvoir
Fort Campbell

Fort Carson
Fort George Meade
Fort Hamilton

Fort Knox
Fort Riley
Fort Sill
Graefenwohr, Germany
Hohenfels, Germany
Joint Base Lewis McChord
Joint Base Meyer Henderson Hall
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Picatinny Arsenal
Stuttgart, Germany
Tobyhanna Army Depot
US Army Garrison Alaska
Vicenza, Italy
Vilseck, Germany
West Point Milres
Wiesbaden, Germany
Pentagon Building Site

Annapolis NS
Fallon NAS
Indian Head Nav Ord Sta
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
NAS Sigonella, Italy
Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton
Naval Station Everett
Naval Station Newport
Naval Station Rota, Spain
Naval Support Activity Wash
NavMag Indian Island
NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay
NavSuppact Bethesda MD
NavSuppact Naples, Italy
New London NavSubbase
NSA Saratoga Springs
NSY Portsmouth
Patuxent River NAS
Whidbey Island NAS

Air Force:
Altus AFB
Aviano AFB, Italy
Barksdale AFB
Buckley AFB
Dobbins ARB
Dover AFB
Dyess AFB
Edwards AFB
Eielson AFB
Ellsworth AFB
F E Warren AFB
Fairchild AFB
Goodfellow AFB
Grand Forks AFB
Grissom AFB
Holloman AFB
Incirlik AB, Turkey
JB Andrews
JB Charleston
JB Elmendorf-Richardson
Little Rock AFB
Malmstrom AFB
McConnell AFB
Minot AFB
Niagara Falls ARS
Offutt AFB
Peterson AFB
Pittsburgh ARS and ANG
RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom
Schriever AFB
Scott AFB
Sheppard AFB
Spangdahlem AB, Germany
Tinker AFB
USAF Academy
Vance AFB
Westover ARB AFB
Whiteman AFB
Youngstown Joint Air Reserve Station

Cherry Point MCAS
Marine Barracks Wash D.C.
MCAGCC Twentynine Palms CA
MCAS Beaufort
MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
MCB Camp Lejeune
MCB Camp Pendleton
MCB Quantico
MCLB Albany, GA
MCLB Barstow, CA