Compilation/Overview

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Output — 23 November 2020

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-Covid19 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

Methodology

Other

Lao PDR — COVID-19-Related Vulnerabilities And Perceptions Of Non-Lao Populations in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, early evidence suggests that the pandemic disproportionately impacted poor and vulnerable groups.1 Migrants often lack access to social protection and healthcare services in destination countries, with reasons including but not limited to language barrier, migration status, and personal finances. Over the years, the non-Lao population has increased from an estimated 45,438 in 2015 to 48,275 in 2019. This figure includes 41,894 from neighbouring countries in the GMS.2 It is estimated that migrants currently constitute 1 percent of Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s total labour force.3 A growing economy, coupled with demographic trends including an ageing population and declining birth rate, are key factors that drive demand for labour migration. Due to movement restrictions, limited access to information related to COVID-19 and fears about COVID-19 exposure, the vulnerabilities of these migrants are likely to be compounded during the pandemic.

Contact

IOM LAO PDR , kho@iom.int

Populations at risk: Implications of COVID-19 for hunger, migration and displacement

This joint study by the World Food Programme and the International Organization for Migration explores the impacts of COVID-19 and related containment measures on migrant workers, remittance-dependent households and the forcibly displaced. It assesses the implications of the pandemic for people’s mobility, food security and other livelihood outcomes in major migration and hunger hotspots around the world.

Contact

hq@iom.int

Methodology

Other

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Output — 16 November 2020

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-Covid19 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

Methodology

Other

Impact Of COVID-19 Movement Restrictions On Migrants Along The Eastern Corridor 7 (As of 31 October 2020)

The COVID-19 outbreak has restricted global mobility, whilst heightening the risk of exploitation of vulnerable populations. This report provides a snapshot of the COVID-19 epidemiological situation and mobility restrictions, and of the current migration trends along the Eastern Corridor migration route, in addition to an analysis of the impact that movement restrictions have had in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Yemen. Moreover, it provides information on the main protection concerns for migrants and assistance provided, and COVID-19 risk mitigation measures. This report utilizes data collected through IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs), Migrant Response Centres (MRCs), Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) data, as well as anecdotal information provided by IOM team members working in the region.

Contact

DTM Regional Office Nairobi, DTMRONairobi@iom.int

Methodology

Flow Monitoring

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Output — 9 November 2020

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-Covid19 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

Methodology

Other

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Output — 2 November 2020

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-Covid19 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

Methodology

Other

West and Central Africa — COVID-19 — Regional Flow Monitoring Report (November 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected mobility in West and Central Africa in the form of various travel disruptions, restrictions and bans. This report provides key information on the magnitude and types of changes to mobility observed regionally in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.

The Flow Monitoring Registry (FMR) is a tool of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) which records movements crossing areas of high-density mobility (areas of departure, transit and destination). FMR gathers data on the numbers, profiles, provenance and destinations of travellers crossing these strategic transit points. To better understand the ways and the extent to which the COVID-19 crisis is impacting mobility in the region, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been working to analyse Flow Monitoring Registry data collected at key transit points in West and Central Africa between January and September 2020 (using 2018 and 2019 data as barometers of comparison). This report focuses on Chad, Mali, Niger and Nigeria data, as these are the only countries with active FMPs throughout the March to September 2020 period.

Contact

Regional Office Dakar, RODakar-DataResearch@iom.int

Methodology

Flow Monitoring

Burkina Faso — Mobilités au Burkina Faso: Cartographie des mobilités sur le territoire burkinabè (Septembre 2020)

Ce rapport est composé d’un ensemble d’infographies et de cartes sur les tendances migratoires au Burkina Faso. Il traite des différents types de mobilités de populations recensés depuis, vers et au sein du territoire burkinabè, et dresse une vue générale des populations en mouvements. Il a pour objectif de fournir une compréhension plus précise des différents aspects liés à la mobilité et à la migration. Il s’agit ici de mettre en évidence les multiples dynamique migratoires au Burkina Faso. Ainsi, plusieurs types de mobilités sont traités sur ce document; les mouvements économiques internes ou vers l’étranger, les stocks migratoires au Burkina Faso et à l’étranger,  les nationalités en transit au Burkina Faso et les déplacées internes liés à la situation sécuritaire du pays. Ce rapport est le résultat d’une compilation de diverses  bases de données, de rapports provenant de différentes sources d’information et de témoignages recueillis directement auprès des populations mobiles ou d’informateurs clés. Les sources sont indiquées dans chacune des pages dans l’encadré « Détails et Sources ». Si elles ne peuvent être parfaitement représentatives, les données présentées fournissent néanmoins une image générale de la situation migratoire au Burkina Faso.

Contact

Regional Office Dakar, RODakar-DataResearch@iom.int

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Output — 26 October 2020

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-Covid19 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

Methodology

Other