IOM launches survey to understand how the pandemic has affected migrants in the Latin American region

Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Other, Panama
27 May, 2020

Due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), approximately 92% of countries in the Americas have closed their borders as part of precautionary measures since April 6, 2020. 


These measures immediately impacted human mobility, adaptation in the provision of airline services, border management activities and migration policies. The situation grows more complex as economies become affected and as labour markets in countries suffer because of restrictions on non-essential businesses. Factors like unemployment, the reduction in remittances and poverty growth directly affect migrants.


To understand how migration dynamics have changed; how labour migration has been affected; and how migrants have been impacted, we invite them to complete a brief survey by clicking here:


The survey is online and fully anonymous. IOM will not collect personal information, such as names, identity numbers or any other sensitive data that could endanger the integrity of migrants who choose to participate.