With the extraneous conditions incumbent on overseas travel from Okinawa having been mitigated through easing of COVID-related travel regulations into Japan, the ending of the authorized FEML designation has been set for 1 August 2022.
Individuals with FEML travel reservations submitted on 1 Jun 2022 or earlier remain valid if travel commences prior to 1 Oct 2022. For all FEML travel reservations submitted on or after 2 Jun 2022, travel must begin before 1 Aug 2022. All reservations submitted on or after 2 Jun 2022, where travel begins on or after 1 Aug 2022 are no longer valid and must be rebooked. It is highly recommended for individuals with these reservations to contact their unit's approving officials prior to taking any action to confirm their status or for additional guidance.
All new FEML requests for MARFROJ personnel must start travel NLT 31 July. The MCIPAC DMO will stop taking new FEML requests for on 8 July to ensure sufficient time to process all requests.
FEML designation was established for Okinawa due to the GOJ travel restrictions and ROM requirements on mainland Japan.
The purpose of FEML is to provide all eligible individuals the opportunity to execute leave off the island of Okinawa, spend time with family and friends, and maintain operational and personal morale after almost two years of pandemic and GOJ travel restrictions and ROM requirements.
Please get with your command for further guidance if you have FEML travel planned/authorized on or after 1 Aug.