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In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 Ramstein Air Base has implemented the following measures:

  • All incoming members and their families will quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to Germany if arriving from an international risk area. Click here for the latest risk areas. The installation commander has modified General Order #2 to provide updated quarantine requirements for all personnel and family members arriving to an Air Force installation in the KMC from a risk area, including the United States. Click here for the original General Order #2 policy.
  • Incoming personnel must reserve on-base lodging as soon as possible due to the policy to quarantine on base. Reservations should be made immediately after receiving their arrival date. No need to wait for orders.
  • Mandatory hygiene measures include wearing a face covering, physically distancing and using hand sanitization while in public spaces on- and off-base.
  • Current workplace conditions (i.e. teleworking) are established by unit leadership.
  • Off-duty and leave travel outside the local area (which is defined by unit commanders) requires prior approval by unit leadership.
  • Many agencies have altered their customer service procedures as a result of COVID-19.  Check our COVID-19 page or contact the individual agency to verify current procedures.

All dependents and contractors must register with the German government on this website and provide proof of registration upon arrival. Military members and governments civilians are exempt for registering, but can in order to avoid potential disputes when processing immigrations.

For the most up-to-date information visit our COVID-19 page.

Off-Base uniform policy

Off-base uniform policy: Members are not authorized to wear uniforms off base except for traveling between home and their duty location.  Uniformed members should only exit their vehicle off base if an emergency exists. The policy also forbids the wear of a uniform while commuting on a motorcycle, bicycle or as a pedestrian outside of installation confines. Members staying in off-base hotels should limit wearing uniforms in public areas to the greatest extent possible.  Any deviation to this policy must be routed to your Anti-Terrorism Representative.