Theater entry requirements are determined by the Combatant Commander (COCOM) and listed in the DoD Foreign Clearance Manual/Foreign Clearance Guide (FCG)
US Africa Command theater entry requirements pertain to all DoD military, civilian, and contractor personnel travelling in any capacity into and within the US Africa Command Area of Responsibility.
Combatant Commander's Theater Entry Training/Requirements
APPLIES TO BOTH OFFICIAL TRAVEL AND LEAVE TRAVEL
AFRICOM Theater Entry Summary Guide - (Downloadable Adobe PDF) - (Training links, AT/FP, PR and Force Health Protection, Contact info and APACS help)
Sequential Theater Clearance Steps for those starting from zero
Personnel-Request Tab-by-Tab entry guide - Downloadable Adobe PDF
Requesting an APACS account - Downloadable Adobe PDF
AFRICOM Travel Map- Downloadable PDF
General Health Couseling - Downloadable PDF
EMERGENCY LEAVE Clearance Guidance: Emergency Leave PDF
AFRICOM Reporting Instructions: AFRICOM Reporting Instructions
Personnel Clearance Forms and Formats
Traveler Health Form (Adobe PDF)
Personnel Recovery - Example PR Plan - Fillable Adobe PDF with 2d page example
Force Protection Plan Info (Adobe PDF - copy and paste into a document so you can edit with information)
NOTE: Personnel under CDR AFRICOM FP Responsibility exercised by the Commander of one of the Component Commands of Africa Command should follow FP Plan instructions from the Component. This includes all active duty LEAVE travelers (see FCG@ Section III.A.5. for Africa Component Command instructions and contact information). Plans are not forwarded to AFRICOM or attached to the APACS, they are maintained at the unit or submitted to the Service Component Command for Africa. Your statements within the Theater Required Info box on the APACS itinerary tab are what Theater Clearance approvers review.
DOD Foreign Clearance Guide (FCG) SIPR FCG: http://www.fcg.pentagon.smil.mil
APACS https://apacs.dtic.mil or SIPR APACS: https://apacs.dtic.smil.mil
General Order Number 1 (view on www.fcg.penatgon.mil)
US AFRICOM Theater Clearance Contact Information
Phone: DSN: (314) 421-2866 / 9926 / 3789
COM from CONUS: 011-49-711- 729-2866 / 9926 / 3789
HQ U.S. Africa Command
ATTN: J353 Special Programs Branch
APO, AE 09751
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-duty hours/weekend/holidays/emergency requests (NOT for routine inquiries):
US Africa Command Command Watch
Phone: DSN: 314-421-4050
COM: +49 711 729-4050/4051
MEDICAL EVACUATION: NOTE for FEDERAL CIVILIAN TRAVELERS:
U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) will fund medical evacuation travel and transportation expenses of federal civilian employees when in direct support of USAFRICOM tasked mission requirements, normally reflected through message or order, and funded by USAFRICOM, on temporary duty (TDY) as indicated below. Consistent with the Joint Travel Regulation, expenses are authorized when an employee discontinues/interrupts a TDY travel assignment before completion because of an incapacitating illness or injury not due to the employee’s misconduct. Expenses are allowed for return travel to the employee’s permanent duty station.
(1) USAFRICOM will use the established Department of State (DoS) evacuation process/procedure, to include utilization of DoS contracting authority. USAFRICOM has issued a letter of intent to the U.S. Embassies in Africa, indicating that it will fully fund federal civilian employee medical evacuation transportation services incident to TDY travel in support of USAFRICOM mission requirements. Air medical evacuation will occur when deemed necessary by competent medical authority, validated by the Theater Patient Movements Requirements Center-Europe and approved by the appropriate USAFRICOM travel authorizing/approving official.
(2) Federal civilian travelers who are not travelling in direct support of a USAFRICOM mission (e.g. in support of their own or another agency’s mission) should contact their supporting organization for clarification of medical evacuation guidance that pertains to them. Contractors will not normally be covered under the USAFRICOM policy and should coordinate with their company to determine the conditions of their contract.
(3) Federal civilian employees are at liberty to consider alternative modes of medical evacuation support, to include a medical evacuation insurance policy or coverage through various Federal Employee Health Benefit providers. USAFRICOM makes no endorsements or representations regarding the quality or scope of coverage or services offered by these alternative support mechanisms. Expenses incurred by Federal civilian employees for such medical evacuation support or insurance will not be reimbursed.
(4) This information does not apply to unofficial travel.
These resources are designed for U.S. Africa Command staff. Please report any outdated information or broken links to U.S. AFRICOM Public Affairs.