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Life during COVID-19: mapping the global travel restrictions

Borders are closed. Flights are cancelled. And travel for business and leisure has come to a halt across the world due to coronavirus. This map shows you what restrictions on movement have been put in place globally.

More than nine in 10 people worldwide right now are living in countries with severe travel restrictions, says the Pew Research Center. Furthermore, roughly three billion people are living in countries with borders closed to non-residents to curb the spread of coronavirus and prevent their healthcare systems from being overwhelmed.

According to flight tracking app FlightRadar24, international air travel has decreased 55% year-on-year as the world attempts to get a grip on COVID-19 and cross-border travel has been limited to all but the most essential of journeys.

To keep track of what measures have been implemented on a country-by-country basis, we've created this map showing the travel restrictions and border closures that have been put in place by governments around the world.


Data correct as of April 16, 2020.

Sources: New York Times and The Guardian

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