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USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

For additional coronavirus questions not covered in these FAQ or that your chain of command cannot answer, please e-mail To ensure the most timely response, please identify yourself (i.e. military member, civilian, Auxiliarist, contractor, family member) in your e-mail inquiry. 

COVID-19 | July 7, 2021

Travel and leave back to pre-pandemic policy

Members can now return to pre-pandemic policies when planning foreign and domestic travel as outlined in the Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8. The Coast Guard returned leave and liberty travel to pre-pandemic policies at the beginning of July 2021 in response to the current trends of the pandemic, combined with the national vaccination effort.

One thing to keep in mind: You should expect to have a conversation with your command about your vaccination status and COVID-19 conditions of where you plan to travel.

For the latest authoritative information, frequently asked questions, and a link to submit your questions, please visit the USCG/Coronavirus website, which is updated continuously and should be referenced first, and often.

For comments or questions, please e-mail the Office of Military Personnel and Policy, COMDT (CG-1331).