West and Central Africa — COVID-19 — Regional Point of Entry Analysis: Annual Report on the Operational Status and Measures in Place at Points of Entry in West and Central Africa (April 2020 — March 2021)

Regional Office Dakar, RODakar-DataResearch@iom.int
West and Central Africa
Period Covered
Apr 01 2020 -
Mar 31 2021
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Points of Entry (PoE)


To better understand and capture how COVID-19 has been affecting global mobility, IOM developed a global database (the Mobility Restrictions Mapping, MRM) which maps, tracks, and analyses the changes and trends in operational status of and mobility restrictions at Points of Entry (PoEs) including airports, blue border crossing points (such as sea ports and river crossings) and land border crossing points and other key transit points and locations of internal mobility. Outside of operational status for key locations of internal mobility, MRM collects data on COVID measures impacting mobility, health measures issued at Points of Entry and some internal mobility points, and populations that are impacted by COVID-19 mobility restrictions (which are the populations of interest).

This report presents the findings from data collected on the operational status of PoEs, health measures as well as other additional information conducted between 30 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 (49 weeks or Rounds), at 469 official points of entry across the region, including 371 land border crossings points , 46 airports and 52 blue border crossing points (maritime borders).

  • COVID19