Apr 15. Update:
New COVID testing requirements are in effect from 31 March to 13 May 2021, or until rescinded by the German Government. See Test Requirements section below for more detailed information.
All in person attendees require a negative COVID 19 Test taken NET 48 hours prior to arrival in Germany. All members cleared for in person attendance will receive a 4 day curriculum, with departing flight to be booked out of Frankfurt Int'l Airport on the 4th day.
Latest RKI Update: 9 April 2021
Effective Upon: 11 April 2021 @ 0000 CEST/10 April 2021 @ 2200 UTC/Z
The Federal Republic of Germany recently changed their COVID classification scheme. Germany now categorizes nations in a four tier system. The tiers, from most to least severe, are Virus Variant Area Nations, High Incidence Area Nations, Risk Area Nations, and any nation not included in the first three tiers is considered COVID safe.
The DTC is NOT accepting individuals from Virus Variant Areas at this time (Colored purple below). Virtual DTC attendance is recommended for these locations.
The DTC is accepting individuals from High Incidence Areas at this time (Colored orange below). The German government requires proof of a negative COVID test taken no earlier than 48 hours prior to arrival. DTC Attendees, or their unit representative, are required to make COVID testing arrangements which meet this requirement.
The DTC is accepting individuals from Risk Areas at this time (Colored red below). The German government requires proof of a negative COVID test taken no earlier than 48 hours prior to arrival. DTC Attendees, or their unit representative, are required to make COVID testing arrangements which meet this requirement.
Last RKI Update: 6 April 2021
As of 31 March all air travelers to Germany are required to have a negative COVID-19 test administered NET 48hrs prior to arrival.
Enroute testing is available, but limited in quantity and subject to ongoing operational demands.
Kuwait personnel stationed or transiting through, coordinate a COVID-19 test here.
Al Udied personnel stationed or transiting through, coordinate a COVID-19 test here.
Germany generally accepts the following diagnostic tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2:
Nucleic Acid Amplification techniques including PCR, LAMP, and TMA.
Antigen Rapid tests which achieve ≥80% sensitivity and ≥97% specificity.
Additional information concerning COVID testing requirements are located here.
The German Government is constantly assessing the risk of COVID-19 and as a result the data on this page changes frequently. Click here for the most current official information concerning RKI designated areas (This is site is in German, an English PDF version is available via link on the main page).
Individuals can be nominated by utilizing the link below.
DTC Nomination Tool link
*If the tool does not work, download and fill out the Downrange Commander Nomination - Assessment Form, and send to AFDeployment.TransitionCenter@us.af.mil.
Attendees register via the digital embarkation website (use Chrome, not Internet Explorer). If unable to accomplish the digital version please complete the manual form and hand carry with you to Germany.
All members arriving to Ramstein Airbase and entering a travel quarantine should also register with the 86 MDG/PH office utilizing the Member Health Screening Questionnaire.
Be advised, DTC operations will be LIMITED in quantity, and curriculum until pre-COVID standards can be safely resumed. Class sizes will conform to 86 AW social distancing guidelines, contact tracing requirements, and best hygiene / sanitation practices.
For individuals unable to attend the DTC in person, we are offer a virtual DTC curriculum which can be accomplished once they have returned to home station and in the comfort of their own home (designed to occur during post deployment quarantine). These nominations are also processed through DTC Nomination tool by simply adding a comment stating “Member requires / requests (as appropriate) Virtual DTC attendance”.
The U.S. Air Force Deployment Transition Center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, operates a continuing world-class organization, en route to redeployers' home station. The program provides critical reintegration skills and decompression opportunities.
To provide critical reintegration skills and decompression opportunities for redeployers
To be the DoD’s Center of Excellence for returning Warfighters by bridging positive combat and homefront skillsets
DTC Video (Not accessible via AFNET)
DTC Brochure 2021
What is the DTC?
DTC BBP 2021
Welcome Letter from the Commander
Downrange Commander Nomination - Assessment Tool
Downrange Commander Nomination - Assessment Form
Weapons Shipment Process for Airmen attending the DTC
DTC Denomination Request
What DTC Attendees are saying about us
Frequently Asked Questions about the Ramstein Deployment Transition Center
Staff Welcome Package
DTC Site Specific Reporting Instructions
Ramstein Reporting Instructions
USAFE Reporting Instructions
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Director of Operations
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