Back
to top

Information on
Novel Coronavirus

Have questions about COVID-19?
The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the public on COVID-19:
Call: 2-1-1 for general information (24/7) or 1-800-962-1253 for medical information (24/7)
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
Visit covid19.nj.gov or nj.gov/health for additional information

Information for Current and Former Military Personnel and Families

COVID-19 Related Tax Information
COVID-19 Extension of Time to File and Pay
Information about the Federal Economic Impact Payment – Stimulus Check
Important Information About Retail COVID-19 Fees and Sales Tax

Combat Zones

Combat zones are designated by an Executive Order from the President as areas in which the U.S. Armed Forces are engaging or have engaged in combat. In addition, the Department of Defense (DOD) certifies certain locations for combat zone tax benefits due to their direct support of military operations. Below are the currently recognized combat zones:
Afghanistan Area
By Executive Order No. 13239, Afghanistan (and airspace above) was designated as a combat zone beginning September 19, 2001.
  • Afghanistan
The following countries were certified by DOD for combat zone benefits due to their direct support of military operations in the Afghanistan combat zone:
  • Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan - September 19, 2001;
  • Philippines (only troops with orders referencing Operation Enduring Freedom) - January 9, 2002, through September 30, 2015;
  • Djibouti - July 1, 2002;
  • Yemen - April 10, 2002;
  • Somalia and Syria - January 1, 2004.
Kosovo Area
By Executive Order No. 13119, the following locations (including airspace above) were designated as a combat zone beginning March 24, 1999.
  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia/Montenegro);
  • Albania;
  • Kosovo;
  • The Adriatic Sea;
  • The Ionian Sea (north of the 39th parallel).
Note: The combat zone designation for Montenegro and Kosovo (previously a province within Serbia) under Executive Order 13119 remains in force even though Montenegro and Kosovo became independent nations.
Arabian Peninsula
By Executive Order No. 12744, the following locations (and airspace above) were designated as a combat zone beginning January 17, 1991.
  • The Persian Gulf;
  • The Red Sea;
  • The Gulf of Oman;
  • The part of the Arabian Sea that is north of 10 degrees north latitude and west of 68 degrees east longitude;
  • The Gulf of Aden;
  • The total land areas of Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
The following countries were certified by DOD for combat zone tax benefits due to their direct support of military operations in the Arabian Peninsula combat zone.
  • Jordan (March 19, 2003);
  • Lebanon (February 12, 2015).

Last Updated: Monday, 12/30/19