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About the GLOBAL database

There are many countries around the world that restrict the entry, residence and stay of foreigners who are HIV positive. These countries perpetuate stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV by singling out HIV as a “dangerous disease”

This database lists country-by-country how each government of the world does or does not impose these outdated and discriminatory laws. While these restrictions are commonly referred to as “travel restrictions”, the effect these laws have on individuals and families is more serious than this term may imply. Please use this database to learn more.



Singapore lifts ban on HIV-positive visitors
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Constitutional Court: Expelling HIV-Positive Foreigners With Russian Families Is Unlawful
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Azerbaidjan: Foreigners be examined for HIV
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UNAIDS welcomes Australia’s commitment to equal treatment of people living with HIV in its immigration policies
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Executive Yuan approves draft amendments to HIV/AIDS law
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Defying Realpolitik: Human Rights and the HIV Entry Bar
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Trade unions call on Qatar-based Al Jazeera to reinstate HIV positive journalist
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Refusing a residence permit to a foreigner because he was HIV-positive was discriminatory
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HIV Justice Network announces Oslo Declaration
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South Africa: Outrage over HIV-positive journalist's dismissal and deportation
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