How Can Previous Public Health Emergencies Help Us Understand the COVID-19 Travel Restrictions?

Authors:  Lorenzo Piccoli (EUI), Jelena Džankić (EUI), Didier Ruedin (University of Neuchatel), and Timothy Jacob-Owens (EUI and University of Edinburgh). Acknowledgment: This research is a collaboration between GLOBALCIT, the Migration Policy Centre, and the NCCR on the move and is concurrently being posted on these platforms. Every government in the world introduced restrictions to human mobility in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

“The less we move, the more we can contain the virus”: How COVID-19 fundamentally alters understandings of mobility and the free movement of people

Across the world, government responses to the COVID-19 crisis are leading to deep changes in our understanding of social reality. A particularly important change is that hundreds of millions of people around the world currently experience severe constraints on their mobility. While perhaps being an understandable response to the fear brought by a global pandemic, […]