Following on a coronavirus directive issued earlier by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, has restricted all Defense Department travel to the People's Republic of China （PRC）.
In addition, all DoD personnel currently in China on temporary duty and in leave status are directed to depart Mainland China immediately.
The travel restrictions are specific to China and apply to all U.S. military, civilians and DoD contractors in INDOPACOM. There are no travel restrictions to other areas in the command's area of operations.
※on temporary duty:
Also known as temporary duty travel （TDY）, refers to a United States Armed Forces Service member's or Department of Defense civilian employee's travel or other assignment at a location other than the traveler's permanent duty station as authorized by the Joint Travel Regulations.
※in leave status:
Also known as military leave, an approved absence from official duty, with pay, for an employee who is a member of the National Guard or a reserve component of the Armed Forces.
※area of operations （AO）:
An operational area defined by the force commander for land, air, and naval forces conduct of combat and non-combat activities.
例句：Areas of operations do not typically encompass the entire operational area of the force commander, but should be large enough for subordinate commanders to accomplish their goals, achieve objectives and missions, and to protect their forces.