Iraq – Mobility Restrictions due to COVID-19 (11 – 24 August 2020)

Contact
DTM Iraq, IraqDTM@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Iraq
Period Covered
Aug 11 2020
Aug 24 2020
Activity
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Points of Entry (PoE)

Summary

In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Iraqi authorities have imposed mobility restrictions since March 2020, aimed at curbing the spread of the virus. These measures include restrictions on travel and limitations on freedom of movement, such as the closure of airports and points of entry (PoEs) along land borders and maritime boundaries, as well as domestic movement restrictions. Between 11 and 24 August 2020, IOM Iraq’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) assessed 30 locations, of which 8 were reported as closed, 9 partially open, and 13 open for commercial traffic only. This report presents an overview of mobility restrictions for the 22 monitored PoEs that are partially open or open for commercial traffic, as well as for Iraq in general.