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Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

 

Travel Restrictions Violate International Law

From China’s lockdown of the city of Wuhan to U.S. restrictions on travelers from Europe to border closures across a widening range of countries, governments are increasingly seeking to limit freedom of movement in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These travel restrictions have slowed, but not halted, the spread of the pandemic (“The effect of travel restrictions on the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. However, the necessity and benefits of this public health response are outweighed by its violation of international law. Under the InternationalRead More