Common Ground needed on Clear, Equitable Pandemic Travel Measures

Common Ground needed on Clear, Equitable Pandemic Travel Measures a


New York – Two many years just after the international pandemic introduced cross-border mobility to a stand-nonetheless, it is time for the worldwide community to concur on pandemic travel measures that are distinct, equitable, streamlined and future-concentrated. 

A facet-event today coordinated by the Intercontinental Business for Migration and the Migration Plan Institute in partnership with the World Overall health Corporation, governmental and non-governmental companions as portion of the International Migration Overview Discussion board (IMRF) read that a class will have to be charted that balances well being safety with predictable cross-border mobility.  

Regardless of drastically unique contexts for migration and mobility, individuals agreed that there is a want to harmonize approaches, as effectively as develop out the electronic and bodily infrastructure of border administration and commit in ability-creating. 

IOM Director Standard António Vitorino, MPI President Andrew Selee, and several participants voiced their aid for the generation of a Member State-led Group of Mates to discuss cross-border mobility and pandemic preparedness, to enhance and assist the ongoing review of the International Health and fitness Laws, and Member Condition negotiations to a new pandemic treaty. 

“Without this typical endeavour, there is an increasing danger that long run migration will turn into even far more fragmented, accentuating the currently apparent signs of a two-pace restoration from COVID-19 that leaves a lot less formulated nations powering,” mentioned DG Vitorino. 

“This, in transform, will stall foreseeable future economic and social enhancement that could if not be accelerated by means of well-managed migration.” 

“While there is an over-all development to re-opening for travel, this approach carries on to be really uneven, unequal, and uncoordinated,” stated President Selee. “We absence widespread standards for necessities like screening, frequent tools to establish vaccination status across borders, and a common knowing of what functions to manage general public overall health challenges at the border.”  

This aspect-occasion took location on the margins of the IMRF, held underneath the auspices of the Normal Assembly at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York. The IMRF is having stock of development in the direction of employing the International Compact for Risk-free, Orderly and Typical Migration (GCM), supported by the UN Network on Migration, of which IOM is the Coordinator.  

Retaining predictable and safe and sound cross-border mobility, and guaranteeing pandemic preparedness, is main to the effective implementation of the GCM aims, as expressed in the Secretary General’s Next Report on the GCM.  


About the Global Corporation for Migration 

Founded in 1951, IOM is the leading intergovernmental firm in the field of migration and is effective closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental companions. With 174 member states, a even further 8 states holding observer position and workplaces in more than 100 nations around the world, IOM is committed to endorsing humane and orderly migration for the reward of all. It does so by providing services and suggestions to governments and migrants. Discover much more about IOM: 

About the Migration Policy Institute 

A nonpartisan organization, MPI seeks to improve immigration and integration guidelines via authoritative study and examination, possibilities for studying and dialogue, and the enhancement of new thoughts to handle complicated policy queries. Founded in 2001, MPI gives examination, enhancement and evaluation of migration and refugee insurance policies at regional, nationwide and worldwide stages. It aims to meet up with the rising demand for pragmatic and considerate responses to the difficulties and alternatives that big-scale migration, no matter whether voluntary or pressured, provides to communities and institutions in an more and more integrated world. For more on MPI, visit 


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IOM: Paul Dillon, +41 79 636 98 74, [email protected] 
MPI: Yoseph Hamid, +1 202 266 1930, [email protected]