•As of FRAGO 3 of HQDA EXORD 210-20 (Coronavirus (COVID-19) Transition Framework), per 3.D.13.D., “All Soldiers on assignment to Korea will continue movement IAW their assignment instructions or request for orders as an exemption to HQDA’s transition framework. The Republic of Korea (ROK) government and U.S. Forces Korea already require 100% screening, testing, and quarantining for all personnel entering the ROK, regardless of the traveler’s point of origin.”
• Per 3.D.13.D.3, “Soldiers assigned to Korea will contact their sponsor immediately upon notification of assignment. Communication is essential to track arrival times to ensure efficient reception procedures”
•Effective Thursday, 20 January 2021(Korean Time), The Government of Korea is requiring all foreign passengers to have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test obtained within 48 hours of their departure. If you have personnel PCSing to Korea, please ensure they are aware of this requirement and make contact with their sponsor and monitor USFK/8A Facebook pages for additional/updated information regarding this requirement. If you are an Army Soldier or dependent on PCS orders to Eight Army with an imminent flight and are unable to get a PCR test, contact the nearest Military Treatment Facility or call the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2274. If you are on leave or TDY status and returning to Korea, please contact your chain of command. If you receive a positive COVID test at any point in the process, please notify your chain of command immediately.
The Army Sponsorship program is designed to ease the transition between duty assignments. All 2ID Soldiers will be initially assigned a sponsor via the 2ID Virtual Sponsorship Team.
•Sponsorship of newly assigned Soldiers begins prior to leaving the old duty station and includes the completion of the DA Form 5434 (Sponsorship Request Form) located on the Army Career Tracker website.
•Through the 2ID Sponsorship program, newcomers will get the level of support needed to seamlessly welcome Soldiers and Families to Warrior Country!