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DESCRIPTION: U.S. Africa Command theater entry requirements pertain to all DoD military, civilian, and contractor personnel traveling in any capacity into and within the U.S. Africa Command Area of Responsibility.

US Africa Command Theater entry requirements pertain to all DoD military, civilian, and contractor personnel traveling in any capacity into and within the US Africa Command Area of Responsibility and are listed in the DoD Foreign Clearance Manual/Foreign Clearance Guide (FCG).  Please note this is a .mil domain access only site unless you have setup a password for use at other than .mil domains. 

Travelers must submit a request via the Aircraft and Personnel Automated Clearance System (APACS) to gain Theater Clearance. APACS allows simultaneous processing of Country, Theater, and Special Area clearances. NIPR APACS is the default submission mode unless travel is classified or involves VIPs.


Combatant Commander's Theater Entry Training/Requirements

APPLIES TO BOTH OFFICIAL TRAVEL AND LEAVE TRAVEL

Training and Medical Requirements:

Links to training, medical assessment Travel Health Form, and contact information can be found in the Foreign Clearance Guide Section III.C or Section IV.C

Force Protection Requirements:

  • Written Force Protection Plan for travelers under CDR AFRICOM and Service Component Force Protection Responsibility (enter FP Plan date in APACS) / Or acknowledgment of a forward location FP Plan that traveler will “fall in” under.
  • Personnel Recovery Plan should be sent to your Component Personnel Recovery Control Center.

Formats and contact information can be found in the Foreign Clearance Guide Section III.C.8 or Section IV.C.6

 

Theater Required Information, Mandatory Statements:

Located in the Theater Required Information box on the Itinerary Tab of your APACS and apply to both official and leave travelers. See the Foreign Clearance Guide for Theater and Country Content of Clearance Section III.E or IV.E.

NOTE: There are serious criminality and health risks for which travelers must prepare for before travel and which are not reflected by the FPCON (terrorism) level.

For questions or more information please contact:

US AFRICOM Theater Clearance Contact Information (Stuttgart, Germany)
Phone: DSN: (314) 421-3243 / 8917
COM from CONUS: 011-49-711- 729-3243 / 8917
Email - africom.stuttgart.acj35.mbx.theater-clearance@mail.mil

EMERGENCY LEAVE requests, please submit an APACS and contact your AFRICOM service component theater clearance approver immediately. Section VI.B.

Non-duty hours/weekend/holidays/emergency requests (NOT for routine inquiries):
US Africa Command Joint Operations Center
Phone: DSN: 314-432-3909
COM: +49 711 680 3909

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