The logics of COVID‐19 travel restrictions between European countries

Plümper, Thomas ORCID: and Shaikh, Matthew ORCID: and Neumayer, Eric ORCID: (2021) The logics of COVID‐19 travel restrictions between European countries. Social Science Quarterly, 102. pp. 2134-2154. ISSN 1540-6237

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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.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Soziologie u Empirische Sozialforschung
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2021 09:14
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2021 09:14
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