West and Central Africa — COVID-19 — Impact on Mobility Report (May 2020)

Regional Office Dakar, RODakar-DataResearch@iom.int
West and Central Africa
Period Covered
May 01 2020 -
May 31 2020
  • Other
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Baseline Assessment
  • Points of Entry (PoE)


The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted global mobility in the form of reduced travel, border closures and travel restrictions and bans. In West & Central Africa (WCA), where measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 have been imposed, mobile population are heavily affected by the coronavirus crisis.

This report presents, for the month of May 2020, key trends and events relating to mobility in the WCA region; details the status of Points of Entry (PoE) and extent of travel restriction measures; presents preventive and mitigating measures in place; and explores the impact of travel restriction measures on mobile populations, including migrants and forcibly displaced populations.

  • COVID19