HIV-related restrictions on entry in the WHO European region: a survey

Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Nadja Curth, Matthew Weait, Srdan Matic

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Back in 1987, the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded that the screening of international travelers was an ineffective way to prevent the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, some countries still restrict the entrance and/or residency of foreigners with an HIV infection. HIV-related travel restrictions have serious implications for individual and public health, and violate internationally recognized human rights. In this study, we reviewed the current situation regarding HIV-related travel restrictions in the 53 countries of the WHO European Region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHospitality and Health
Subtitle of host publicationIssues and Developments
EditorsJamie A. Seba
PublisherApple Academic Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781466560000
ISBN (Print)9781926692920
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011


  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • HIV-related travel restrictions
  • Influenza A
  • People living with HIV
  • World Health Organization


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