An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

COVID-19 Testing Information

Testing before traveling to Japan
  • If you are traveling to Japan through an AMC flight, you or your family may be randomly selected for rapid onsite COVID testing while in Seattle, Washington. Below are some details from NAVADMIN 294/20, but you will be taken care of. Please let us and MNCC know ASAP if this happens to provide additional support as needed.
  • Any Sailor and/or family member(s) executing PCS travel that tests positive for COVID-19 while going through rapid on-site testing at a PE APOE will do the following:
1.    Execute Restriction of Movement (ROM) Procedures: USTRANSCOM/AMC will take immediate responsibility for any Sailor and/or family member(s) executing PCS travel that tests positive for COVID-19 while going through rapid on-site testing at a PE APOE, to include:  medical, lodging, pet services, meals and transportation support at nearby military installations or participating lodging sites.  While in ROM, travelers will adhere to AMC guidance.  If a member of a family unit tests positive, the entire family unit must commence ROM.  Travelers may not proceed separately.
2.    Contact the MyNavy Career Center (MNCC), available 24/7, by phone at 1-833-330-MNCC (6622) or email at  Ensure good contact information is provided to the servicing MNCC agent. The servicing MNCC agent will take appropriate action to notify the detailer of the Sailor and Navy Passenger Transportation Office (NAVPTO) and provide contact information of the Sailor provided upon initial notification.  The detailer of the Sailor and NAVPTO agent will contact the Sailor to discuss orders modification (ORDMOD) and to rebook future travel.
3.    ROM Expenses:  The ORDMOD will ensure per diem is available and reimbursable for qualified expenses incurred during the ROM period.  A Sailor may elect to use his/her Government Travel Credit Card (GTCC) to pay for qualified expenses incurred during the ROM period.  Alternatively, a Sailor with or without a GTCC may request a travel advance by contacting MNCC.
4.    Securing from ROM Procedures:  Once a Sailor/family member meets the requirements to return to work in accordance with Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) return to work guidance, as reflected in paragraph 7.d of reference (b) and follow-on versions of the Standardized Operational Guidance (in conjunction with any medical provider guidance), they may continue execution of their orders.

Testing after arrival in Japan
If you arrive into Japan from a civilian airport, Haneda or Narita usually, you and your family will be tested by Japanese personnel and held at the airport for your results. This usually takes 1 to 3 hours but delays can always happen. Make sure to have the Reagan Ranch’s contact information to be assisted if someone is tested positive. They will give you more guidance on your way forward. and 046-816-9900. 

Narita Airport Shuttle Information

Shuttle Bus to Yokosuka

Daily departure and arrival times:

1. Depart Narita (1630) - Arrive Yokosuka PSD (1920)
2. Depart Narita (2000) - Arrive Yokosuka PSD (2230)

From Terminal 1
North Wing: After departing Customs, look left across the corridor and you will see on the left the N2 Exit.
South Wing: After departing Customs, turn left and walk down the corridor until you see the N2 Exit.

From Terminal 2
Upon departing Customs, exit the terminal and locate Bus Stop 8 or 18. Catch the free airport shuttle that runs every 15 to 20 minutes to Terminal #1. At Terminal #1, get off at the arrival area on the street level, enter the Terminal, turn right, and look for the N2 Exit.

N2 Exit
From the N2 Exit from Terminal #1 walk across the street, using the crosswalk, and follow the covered walkway to Yokosuka Shuttle Bus Parking area.

Note: The DOD Counter is no longer manned. If you need assistance you can call International: 011-81-046-816-7777, Japanese Phone: 046-816-7777, or DSN 315-243-7777. EMAIL:

Traveling with Family & Pets

Mandatory Assignment to Base Housing
CFAY's Commanding Officer has mandated military family housing for all incoming personnel with family members. Please see attached for more information.

Pet entry requirements for Japan
Please see the attached document for the requirements to bring pets to Japan.

Pet transportation to Japan
The following information is provided to assist you in preparing your pet for transportation in conjunction with your permanent change of station (PCS). We are sure all pet owners would agree; your pet’s health and well-being is of utmost concern.

In addition to obtaining all pet movement requirements, please remember to check with your destination Housing Office to ensure your pet breed/pet size is authorized. It is also important to ensure your destination (host) country does not prohibit your pet breed from entering; to include potential transiting countries. Contact your local transportation office for assistance on obtaining information related to your pet’s movement. Additional information can be found in the Foreign Clearance Guide at and the Personal Property Consignment Instruction Guide (PPCIG).
Consult the OCONUS Country Instructions of your specific country and scroll to “Pets/Quarantine” at: files/OCONUS%20Country%20Instructions%20%28December%20%202018%20v4%29_1.pdf.

DoD Pet Transportation Guidelines

Please remember, you are responsible for obtaining all required documentation, e.g., microchip, immunizations, border clearance, kennel labels, DD Form 2208 “Rabies Vaccination Certificate” or civilian equivalent, DD Form 2209 “Veterinary Health Certificate” or civilian equivalent, bi- lingual certificates, proof of ownership, etc. Additionally, you assume all associated risk and costs with the transportation of your pet/pets. No guarantees can be provided that future changes won't prevent subsequent movement/return of pets.

Air Mobility Command Patriot Express (PE): DoD policy may allow passengers traveling in a PCS status to ship pets at their own expense. Pets are limited to dogs and cats only, with no more than 2 pets per family and must be accompanied by their owner. The combined weight of the pet and its kennel/carrier will not exceed 150 pounds when transported in the baggage compartment (aircraft belly). The combined weight of a pet and its kennel/carrier booked in cabin will not exceed 20 pounds. Please remember PE flights may not be available when you rotate back from an overseas location, resulting in commercial options at your personal/non- refundable expense.

When traveling on a PE flight, please know pet spaces are very limited. We highly recommend you contact your local transportation office as early as possible to book your travel and pet space reservation. A 20-day travel performance period (TPP) is recommended when submitting a reservation request. This allows the transportation office to consider multiple PE flight to accommodate you and your pet on the same
flight. Orders/Customer Identification Codes (CIC) are not required to make a passenger and related pet reservation.

Scheduled Commercial Airlines (includes GSA City Pairs Program): Currently, most airlines limit pet movement to a combined pet and kennel weight of 100 pounds. If traveling on commercial airlines, bear in mind each Airline establishes their own rules and restrictions which vary from airline to airline. In addition, commercial carrier restrictions and regulations may differ (weather embargoes, breed restrictions, weight limits, etc.), therefore, prior to scheduling your travel, we recommend you confirm the information you have is current and complete.
Please check with your local transportation office, veterinarian and the commercial airlines.

Patriot Express (PE) Pet Kennels/Pet Carrier Requirements

Several layers of newspaper, shredded paper, or absorbent material should be placed in the bottom of all kennels. Do not use straw, hay, grass, wood shavings, sand or soil. All pets will be individually kenneled (see note below for exception).

If the container does not meet requirements, you will be placed on duty standby under administrative hold until pet is travel ready.

You’re responsible for providing an authorized kennel/carrier and ensuring your pet is transported in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines.

Kennels must provide adequate ventilation on at least three sides, be large enough for your pet to stand-up, turn around, and lie down with normal posture and body movement. Pets will not be accepted in containers that are too small. To prevent delays, two-piece-kennels must be bolted together with metal nuts/bolts. Plastic/nylon slides, clips, or screws/bolts are not authorized. Securing your pet’s kennel door with a zip tie is recommended for additional safety, but not required.

Soft-sided pet carriers may be accepted for in-cabin movement only. In keeping with major airline in-cabin kennel requirements, soft-sided kennels should be constructed of leak- proof/water repellent padded nylon with mesh ventilation on at least two sides. Kennel size must not exceed 20” L x 16” W x 8.5” H and must fit under the seat in front of you.

Note: Two small animals older than 8 weeks and younger than 6 months old of the same species and comparable size, weighing less than 20 pounds each may be transported in the same kennel as long as both can stand up, turn-around, and lie down with normal posture and body movement.

Brachycephalic or Snub Nosed Animals

All pets are susceptible to the risk of heat stroke, respiratory problems and the possibility of death during travel. The risk is higher for snub or pug nosed pets. For health and safety concerns, we recommend pet owners discuss their pet’s susceptibility to complications with a local veterinarian prior to air transport and ensure your kennel has adequate ventilation.

Additional information on charges, labeling, marking, food, check in, etc. may be found at: 2018.pdf?ver=2018-05-15-140425-867

If you have questions about moving your pet under a permanent change of station order, please email us at


Guidance-Card-Icon Dept-Exclusive-Card-Icon