Travel Regulations


Visit the Defense Travel Management Office website to view all travel regulations.

The Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) are for members of the Uniformed Services of the United States and DoD civilian employees and civilians who travel using DoD funding. The JTR contains regulations related to per diem, travel and transportation allowances, relocation allowances, and certain other allowances.

October 1, 2014, the Joint Travel Regulations (JTFR) and the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) officially merged into a single set of regulations called the "Joint Travel Regulations."

The consolidation process compared parallel JFTR/JTR regulations, eliminated redundant information where possible, and revised outdated language/terms when legally possible. 

The merger of the regulations into one volume makes them more easily accessible and understandable to travelers and provides aligned language that highlights where allowances are different for uniformed members and civilians.

This effort reduced the overall number of pages from 2,318 to 1,634. 

Joint Travel Regulations:

The Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation, Volume 9: Travel Policy and Procedures provides supplemental instructions regarding the payment of allowances authorized by the JTR. The DoD FMR applies to all personnel traveling under orders funded by the DoD, including:

  • Military members
  • Reserve component members
  • Civilian employees
  • Dependents on official orders
  • Travelers on DoD invitational travel authorizations

The Per Diem Committee ensures that uniform travel and transportation regulations are issued for members of the Uniformed Services and DoD civilian employees.

View the most recent Travel Technical Message.

Government Sponsored Travel Card is intended for official travel related use only.

Page Updated September 27, 2021