Troops and their families based in most states across the country have been given the OK to resume regular travel, except for those in Florida and California, which continue to see troubling rises in coronavirus cases.
Ten more states have met the criteria to lift the travel restrictions the Pentagon set in place in March, defense officials announced on Monday. That allows more service members and their families to resume not only recreational travel, but also permanent change-of-station moves.
Troops based in Guam, Puerto Rico and South Korea are also allowed to travel, with approval from their local commanders.
Locations must meet a series of criteria to see earlier travel bans lifted. Those criteria include no shelter-in-place orders; a two-week downward trend in COVID-19 symptoms; and a 14-day decline in new cases.