Compilation/Overview

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Output — 17 January 2022

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel disruptions and restrictions. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, DTM has developed a COVID-19 database mapping the different restrictions to provide a global overview. For this, DTM uses the IATA site as the primary source of restrictions with the information reported per country and territory, and to the country of application.

Data collected includes:

  1. Date of restriction 
  2. Country, territory or area of restriction
  3. Countries, territories or areas on which restrictions were imposed
  4. Type of restriction- total restriction, or conditional restriction – such as medical/ and or visa restriction

This DTM COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Output presents an analysis based on country imposing, the country being imposed upon, and the aggregation of the restriction type. The aim of the data analysis is to provide an overview of the COVID-19 outbreak on global mobility and to help identify and develop responses.

Contact

DTMcovid19@iom.int

Methdology

Other

Turkey — Flow Monitoring Compilation (December 2021)

The Turkish Coast Guard (TCG) recorded 2,570* irregular migrants and four fatalities in December 2021. Comparing to December 2020, there is an increase of 1,320 apprehended individuals, when 1,250 irregular migrants were recorded. These figures only include those apprehended and rescued by the TCG, while the actual number of migrants and refugees departing Turkey by sea may be higher.

Apprehensions/Rescues by Turkish Coast Guard Statistics for 2021 (1 January - 31 December 2021): 23,668 irregular migrants

Contact

DTM Turkey, dtmturkey@iom.int

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Output — 3 January 2022

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel disruptions and restrictions. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, DTM has developed a COVID-19 database mapping the different restrictions to provide a global overview. For this, DTM uses the IATA site as the primary source of restrictions with the information reported per country and territory, and to the country of application.

Data collected includes:

  1. Date of restriction 
  2. Country, territory or area of restriction
  3. Countries, territories or areas on which restrictions were imposed
  4. Type of restriction- total restriction, or conditional restriction – such as medical/ and or visa restriction

This DTM COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Output presents an analysis based on country imposing, the country being imposed upon, and the aggregation of the restriction type. The aim of the data analysis is to provide an overview of the COVID-19 outbreak on global mobility and to help identify and develop responses.

Contact

DTMcovid19@iom.int

Methdology

Other

Ethiopia — Flow Monitoring Dashboard 26 (November 2021)

In November 2021, a total of 16,619 movements were observed across five of Ethiopia's flow monitoring points (FMPs). It should be noted that data collection at Humera FMP in Tigray region did not take place due to security and access constraints, thus affecting the total number of movements for the month. This represents a 20.7% increase in daily average movements in comparison with October 2021 when an average of 459 movements per day were observed.

Following the increase in movements this month, outgoing movements during November have continued to be higher than ever (86.8%) than incoming movements (13.2%). A total of 14,431 outgoing movements were observed of which 6,099 (42.3%) were heading towards Saudi Arabia, 2,272 (15.7%) were going to Kenya, 2,238 (15.5%) were travelling towards Djibouti, 945 (6.5%) to South Africa, 501 (3.5%) intended to reach the United Arab Emirates, and 350 (2.4%) headed to Qatar.

Contact

DTM Ethiopia, SLOAddisAbabaDTM@iom.int

Methdology

Flow Monitoring

Afghanistan — Baseline Mobility Assessment Summary Results (April—June 2021)

In Afghanistan, DTM employs the Baseline Mobility Assessment tool, designed to track mobility, determine the population sizes, locations and geographic distribution of forcibly displaced, return and migrant populations, reasons for displacement, places of origin, and times of displacement, as well as basic demographics, vulnerabilities and priority needs. Data is collected at the settlement level, through community focus group discussions with key informants and direct observations.

As of 30 June 2021, 34 provinces, 401 districts and 12,969 settlements have been assessed, including interviews with 76,464 key informants. Between 2012 and June 2021, 4,690,422 returnees and 5,333,654 IDPs currently living in host communities were identified.

Contact

DTMAfghanistan@iom.int

Grandes Movimientos de Migrantes Altamente Vulnerables en las Américas Provenientes del Caribe, Latinoamérica y Otras Regiones - Octubre 2021

La migración en América del Sur y Central ha visto importantes cambios en las últimas dos décadas. La migración intrarregional sigue siendo la más importante en América del Sur, sobre todo debido a los movimientos a gran escala de personas migrantes y refugiadas venezolanas en los últimos cinco años. Mientras tanto, la migración desde América Central ha aumentado significativamente en los últimos años. Además, las nacionalidades de las personas migrantes se han diversificado en gran medida, incluyendo a nacionales de países del Caribe y de otros continentes como Asia y África.Este informe busca dar cuenta de la magnitud, evolución y trayectoria de dichos movimientos en los últimos años. Esta situación no es un cambio repentino si no que se funda en un conjunto de factores y una diversidad de migrantes, medidas y cambios socioeconómicos, sanitarios y políticos recientes en países de destino anteriores en América del Sur como en los países de origen y tránsito de esta población migrante. La comprensión de esos factores habilita a un análisis pertinente para el desarrollo de políticas y medidas públicas que puedan asegurar una migración ordenada, segura y regular protegiendo los derechos humanos de las personas migrantes.

Contact

rosanjosermdu@iom.int; iombuenosaires@iom.int

Methdology

Migration Flows

Large Movements of Highly Vulnerable Migrants in the Americas from the Caribbean, Latin America and other Regions - October 2021

Migration in South and Central America has undergone significant changes in the last two decades. Intraregional migration continues to be the most important in South America, mainly due to the large-scale movements of Venezuelan migrants and refugees in the last five years. Meanwhile, migration from Central America has increased significantly in recent years. In addition, the range of nationalities of migrants has become more diverse, and includes nationals from Caribbean countries and from other continents such as Asia and Africa. This report seeks to account for the size, evolution and routes of these movements from other regions in recent years. It is not a sudden movement but is based on a set of factors and a diversity of migrants, and also on recent socio-economic, health and political changes and measures in their previous countries of destination in South America, as well as in the countries of origin and transit of this migrant population. Understanding these factors allows a proper analysis to be carried out for developing public policies and measures that can ensure orderly, safe and regular migration while protecting the human rights of migrants.

Contact

rosanjosermdu@iom.int; iombuenosaires@iom.int

Methdology

Migration Flows

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Output — 13 December 2021

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel disruptions and restrictions. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, DTM has developed a COVID-19 database mapping the different restrictions to provide a global overview. For this, DTM uses the IATA site as the primary source of restrictions with the information reported per country and territory, and to the country of application.

Data collected includes:

  1. Date of restriction 
  2. Country, territory or area of restriction
  3. Countries, territories or areas on which restrictions were imposed
  4. Type of restriction- total restriction, or conditional restriction – such as medical/ and or visa restriction

This DTM COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Output presents an analysis based on country imposing, the country being imposed upon, and the aggregation of the restriction type. The aim of the data analysis is to provide an overview of the COVID-19 outbreak on global mobility and to help identify and develop responses.

Contact

DTMcovid19@iom.int

Methdology

Other

Afghanistan — Baseline Mobility Assessment Summary Results (April—June 2021)

In Afghanistan, DTM employs the Baseline Mobility Assessment tool, designed to track mobility, determine the population sizes, locations and geographic distribution of forcibly displaced, return and migrant populations, reasons for displacement, places of origin, and times of displacement, as well as basic demographics, vulnerabilities and priority needs. Data is collected at the settlement level, through community focus group discussions with key informants and direct observations.

As of 30 June 2021, 34 provinces, 401 districts and 12,969 settlements have been assessed, including interviews with 76,464 key informants. Between 2012 and June 2021, 4,690,422 returnees and 5,333,654 IDPs currently living in host communities were identified.

Contact

DTMAfghanistan@iom.int