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United States Navy
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba 09593-0001
When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
COVID-19 Testing & Restriction of Movement Policies
The following policy information is current as of February 15, 2022.
COVID-19 Travel Testing Requirements
INBOUND TO Naval Station Guantanamo Bay
Effective July 8, 2021, ALL passengers inbound to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (regardless of country of origin, travel route, “Official/Unofficial Travel” category or individual COVID-19 vaccination status) are now required to test for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure to NSGB. Home test results are not accepted under the current USTRANSCOM COVID-19 test policy, which is in effect for all passengers inbound to NSGB and applies to all personnel and family members age 2 and older. You are encouraged, when possible to test prior to arriving at your AMC departing city. Go here for testing locations in the Jacksonville, Florida area; testing locations in the Norfolk, Virginia area; testing centers in the Charleston, South Carolina area; testing onboard NAS Jacksonville.
Previously COVID-19 Positive Travelers Who Have Recovered
Because individuals who have had COVID-19 may continue to test positive for up to 90 days, previously positive and recovered individuals may travel without a COVID-19 test within 72 hours, in accordance with: USTRANSCOM GENADMIN to the Joint Force Updating COVID-19 Travel Requirements for Travelers in Response to FHP Supplements 16 Revision 1, 17, and 20, 20 May 2021; AMC Staff Directive (SD) 26, Change 33, DTD 062000ZDEC and Center for Disease Control International Travel Recommendations. To be admitted for travel by AMC staff without a COVID-19 test within 72 hours, each COVID-19 recovered individual, must present written documentation from treating physician which includes initial COVID-19 positive results and a letter that indicates: date of symptoms onset; start of the 90-day period; that the traveler has recovered. The letter must be signed and on letter head containing name, address and phone number of the provider.You may download a letter template here. This letter must accompany the traveler with proof of their prior positive test from within 90 days. If you have questions about this, or if you have the proper documentation as listed here, and are denied travel, call the 24/7 COVID-19 Hotline at (757) 458-2998, Option ‘1’ extension 72670.If you are a Guantanamo Bay resident and need a waiver letter for travel from Guantanamo Bay to Jamaica, (currently, the only location that requires COVID-19 testing prior to travel), please call the Primary Care Clinic at 7-2944 or 7-2945 to make an appointment.
Upon Arrival at NSGB
All personnel arriving at Guantanamo Bay will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival. Vaccinated personnel will be required to remain in quarters under ROM 7 a.m. the following morning unless contacted by Public Health and notified otherwise. Please make sure that you are available to your phone during ROM. Unvaccinated personnel are required to ROM for 14 days regardless of test results. See complete Travel, Restriction of Movement, Isolation, and Quarantine Medical Fact Sheet.
All arriving personnel and family members will be escorted to quarters. Paperwork that must be completed during that period will be delivered to your doorstep without contact. These requirements are subject to change, check with your sponsor if you have questions. This policy will remain in effect until further notice.If you have questions about the policy or procedures, call the COVID-19 Hotline at 7-2670 757-458-2998 Option '1' extension 72670.
If you get married, have a newborn child, or adopt a child before you PCS, you MUST inform your chain of command and follow the procedures exactly as you are given them. If you do not follow the proper procedures the military WILL NOT grant your family members clearance to enter Guantanamo Bay and will not pay for travel and housing for your family members.