The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in complex and unprecedented ways in the form of various travel restrictions, suspension of air travel, and border closures. To better understand this, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has developed a global mobility database to map these impacts on human mobility, across global, regional, and country levels. Furthermore, COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations in camps and camp-like settings as well as exacerbated the vulnerabilities of mobile populations who may now be stranded owing to COVID-19 related mobility restrictions. This data is particularly important when addressing specific needs faced by migrants and mobile populations.
IOM has developed a global mobility database mapping the status of different Points of Entry (PoE) and Key Locations of Internal Mobility, globally. These include airports, land border crossing points (could be rail or road), blue border crossing points (sea, river or lake), internal transit points, and areas of interest. For each point of entry, data is collected on the type of restriction, measured applied, and the timeframe, as well as the population category that may be affected by the restrictive measures. This workstream uses direct input from IOM missions and this dashboard displays regularly updated mobility restrictions at the location level.