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Movement of people

International travel has ground to a halt as governments close their borders. Within countries, people are being asked or ordered to stay at home and maintain physical distance from one another. These measures seek to slow the spread of the virus. See how governments’ responses compare on the key issues of border measures, citizens abroad, domestic travel, and physical distancing.

Border measures

How governments are controlling their borders

Physical distancing

How governments are keeping people apart to slow the spread of COVID-19

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Citizens abroad

How governments are assisting their citizens abroad

Domestic travel

How governments are controlling travel within their territories

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