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The logics of COVID-19 travel restrictions between European countries

Neumayer, Eric ORCID: 0000-0003-2719-7563, Plümper, Thomas and Shaikh, Matthew (2021) The logics of COVID-19 travel restrictions between European countries. Social Science Quarterly, 102 (5). pp. 2134-2154. ISSN 0038-4941

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Objectives: The article analyzes the existence of bilateral travel restrictions between European countries during the second wave of the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic. The paper tests three sets of theoretically derived predictions, which follow epidemiological, economic, and political logics. Method: We analyze a sample of directed bilateral travel restrictions between 27 European countries: 27.26 = 702 country dyads over a period of 6 months during the second wave of the pandemic. Results: We find robust and relevant results for the difference in incidence rates, for income from tourism, for trust in government and public administration and for political inclusiveness. Conclusion: Our analyses demonstrates that economic and political logics exert a strong influence on containment measures and thus stress the relevance of forming a large societal and political coalition against the pandemic.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2021 10:15
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 21:54

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