Jim Absher is a Benefits columnist for Military.com.
Air Mobility Command has announced that travel in available space (Space-A) on military aircraft has returned for travelers to pre-pandemic availability.
According to a press release, as of April 22, 2022, all restrictions on travel in Space-A have been lifted. The Air Force aims to restore full service by May 13, 2022, the statement said.
Related: Who is eligible for Space A flights?
Restrictions put in place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 effectively halted all Space-A travel on Air Mobility Command and contracted aircraft to anyone not traveling for medical or emergency treatment. emergency leave. Now these blockages will be completely lifted.
While all passengers are required to follow current federal COVID-19 travel procedures, those traveling with OCONUS may have additional testing requirements and restrictions for travel to specific countries; interested persons can find details of country-specific requirements in the Department of Defense’s Overseas Electronic Clearance Guide.
Space-A flights, or military jumps, are a unique privilege offered to service members, retirees and their families. Under the Space-A program, eligible passengers may occupy unused seats on DoD-owned or controlled aircraft after all passengers and cargo requiring (service) space have been accommodated. Space-A flights are available to military members and their families, retirees, and some veterans with disabilities.
For more information on available space travel, visit the Air Mobility Command travel website.
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