The Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) has restricted all non-essential Department of Defense (DoD) travel to South Korea amid a rising number of positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection.
The restriction is in line with the Travel Health Notice released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“The number of reported cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise in the Republic of Korea (ROK). Effective immediately, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, in line with the CDC Travel Health Notice, restricts all nonessential DoD travel to ROK to reduce risks associated with COVID-19”, said a statement released by the USINDOPACOM.
This travel restriction applies to all military, civilians and contractors under U.S Indo-Pacific command authority, according to the statement.