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Theater Travel Requirements

 

Latest travel guidance from Commander, INDOPACOM: USINDOPACOM 022006Z Jul 20 - MOD 002 to 280417Z May 20

United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) Country Information (updated  October 26, 2020)

Download the Country Threat Matrix (docx) 

U.S. Department of State Worldwide Caution (as of January 15, 2019)  - Download the DoS Message (pdf)

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) via the Electronic Foreign Clearance Guide (FCG):  https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil/fcg.cfm

References:

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) via the Electronic Foreign Clearance Guide (FCG):  https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil/fcg.cfm

USPACOMINST 0536.2 - UNITED STATES INDO-PACIFIC COMMAND (USINDOPACOM) ANTITERRORISM (AT) PROGRAM (see Chapter 6, AT TRAVEL AND DEPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS)

     ** 
USINDOPACOM instructions are available on SIPRNet. Please contact the INDOPACOM Theater Clearance Office for access to USINDOPACOMINST 0536.2   
         **  pacom.theater.clnc@pacom.mil **
             808-477-9679/8216/8084 

Bangladesh - Embassy Dhaka Hartal Policy - (Feb. 19, 2015)

USINDOPACOM Liberty Policy - (Sept. 2013)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Training and Readiness

*  Philippines Liberty Policy - (8 July 2016)  

1. Review DOD Foreign Clearance Manual (Guide) for specific countries/areas to be visited
      - Note if any areas are “USINDOPACOM Travel Restricted”


2. Review References on the NIPRNet to increase traveler awareness.
      - Dept of State - Country Specific Information (CSI) sheets 

      - Additional information by country can be found at:
        -- Overseas Security Advisory Council
  
        -- FAA Cat 2 List 
https://private.amc.af.mil/a3/default.aspx?tab=11 (get waiver if necessary)
        -- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm 
        -- USINDOPACOM Command Surgeon – J07      

3. For travel to any foreign country in the USINDOPACOM AOR, receive an AOR Location Specific Brief. For countries not designated as USINDOPACOM Travel Restricted, you may accomplish the AOR Location Specific Brief requirement by viewing the latest DIA Threat Assessment on SIPRNet or from your unit SSO, Intelligence Officer or Antiterrorism Officer.  For personnel without access to SIPRNet, unit SSO and Intelligence Officer, you may meet the requirement by viewing the Country Specific Information sheet in the U.S. State Department website http://www.travel.state.gov. For travel to countries/areas designated as USINDOPACOM Travel Restricted, receive an AOR Location Specific Brief from your unit's Intelligence Officer, SSO, AT/FP Officer or view the latest DIA Threat Assessment on SIPRNet. Alternatively you may review the Combating Terrorism Knowledge Base (CTKB).  The AOR Location Specific Brief (via any of the above options) must be completed within 90 DAYS PRIOR TO TRAVEL.      
              – Current terrorist and criminal threat level, history of anti-US and anti government sentiment, and prosecutions/assessments of future terrorism in the Travel Restricted area(s) to be visited       
              – SIPRNet: (http://ctkb.dia.smil.mil/ctkb-spring/main.do)      

***Record Completion Date***         

4. Complete Antiterrorism Level I Training.     
       - Must be completed within 12 months of travel
       - NIPRNet: 
https://jkodirect.jten.mil/Atlas2/page/desktop/DesktopHome.jsf            


***Record Completion Date***

5. Personnel Recovery (PR) requirements (ISOPREP review/update & Survival, Evasion Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Course 100.2):
      * ISOPREP and SERE 1002.2 MUST be completed within 36 months of travel into the PACOM AOR.  Guidance is subject to change.  Please reference Theater Entry Requirements (TER) and the Foreign Clearance Guide (FCG) for the most up to date PR guidance (links below). 

5.1. SERE 1002 (Course # A-US1329): J3T A-US1329-SERE 1002.2 Level A SERE Education and Training in Support of the Code of Conduct:    
            https://jkodirect.jten.mil/Atlas2/page/login/Login.jsf  //OR// https://jkolms.jwfc.smil.mil/Atlas2/faces/page/login/Login.seam

5.2.  Isolated Personnel Report (ISOPREP): May be completed either in NIPR or SIPR, but in order to review, edit, or update your ISOPREP, you MUST have SIPR access. 

5.2.1.  NIPR:  https://prmsglobal.prms.af.mil/prmsconv/ProFile/PROFile

5.2.2. SIPR: https://prmsglobal.prms.af.smil.mil/prmsconv/login/logon 

5.2.3.  Questions regarding (ISOPREP), follow the steps below: 

           5.2.3.1. Contact your unit PR representative for assistance (i.e. Intel, PR, AT/FP, Protection, SERE)

           5.2.3.2. Contact Personnel Recovery Mission Software (PRMS):

          NIPR Email: prmsmail@dodiis.mil <mailto:prmsmail@dodiis.mil>

          SIPR Email: prmsmail@dia.smil.mil <mailto:prmsmail@dia.smil.mil>

          COMM: 586-239-3701, DSN: 312-273-3701

          5.2.3.3. USINDOPACOM J358 PR does not approve, review, or assist with ISOPREP reviews and/or completion   

5.3. Theater Entry Requirements (TER), please locate the applicable country under USINDOPACOM via the Electronic Foreign Clearance Guide (FCG).   https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil/fcg.cfm

5.4. For general questions regarding Personnel Recovery or SERE courses/training, please work through your unit, command, service, or component (MARFORPAC, PACAF, PACFLT, USARPAC, USFJ, USFK), that you will be attached/assigned to, or supporting. 

Note: USINDOPACOM J358 PR does not handle APACS and/or Travel Request.

5.5.  For questions regarding USINDOPACOM Theater Entry Requirements (TER) or USINDOPACOM PR, please contact INDOPACOM J358 PR Branch:  Comm:  808-477-7687/7480, DSN:  351-477-7687/7480, or email the PR Org Box:   joc.jprc.pacom.fct@pacom.mil    

  ***Record Completion Date***           

 6. SCI cleared personnel shall contact their Special Security Officer (SSO) prior to foreign travel.  


Traveler Accountability & Alerting 
                  

7. (If applicable) For Theater Security Cooperation missions, coordinate with USINDOPACOM/J45.                 

8. Gain approval from Flag Officer/General Officer/Senior Executive Service (FO/GO/SES) for USINDOPACOM Travel Restricted Areas.   
      – Travel must be “mission essential” Exceptions approved through APACS by USINDOPACOM J34
             
      – Exceptions considered based on purpose of travel, familiarity with destination, and threat              
      – “Buddy Rule” is in effect for all USINDOPACOM Travel Restricted areas    

9. Register/Load personnel data for the USINDOPACOM Travel Tracker and Individual Antiterrorism Plan (TT/IATP) Program For problems accessing the TT/IATP program, 
see “FAQ.”           
      – NIPRNet: https://iatp.pacom.mil              
      – A complete and approved AT plan is required for travel to a USPACOM Travel Restricted Area       
      – A Travel Tracker (TT) entry is required for all other countries/areas that are NOT Travel Restricted *NOTE: U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) requires all USARPAC personnel to submit a full AT plan regardless of destination
       

Theater and Country Clearance
                

10. Register/Submit data into Aircraft and Personnel Automated Clearance System (APACS).              
      – NIPRNet:
https://apacs.milcloud.mil/                
      – Traveler will need dates of training, itineraries, official contact info, contact info during travel and statement noting TT/IATP entry is completed (IATP approval for USINDOPACOM Travel Restricted areas)              

SUBUNIFIED COMMAND REQUIREMENTS
     
11. There are additional requirements for travel to different Geographic Combatant Commands (GCC) and South Korea (See respective GCC’s website and USFK).     
          - USFK:
http://www.usfk.mil/Newcomers/Training.aspx

*AFTER COMPLETING THE REQUIREMENTS AND SUBMITTING AN APACS REQUEST, ALL INFORMATION WILL BE VERIFIED IN TT/IATP, TSCMIS (IF APPLICABLE), AND APACS.

*TRAVELERS WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF THEATER/COUNTRY CLEARANCE VIA APACS.

 

(as of July 2020)