Sebelas Maret International Conferences, The 2nd INCREDIBLE

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Covid 19 and Travelling Intention: A Risk Perception
Firda Nosita, Rifqi Amrulloh

Building: Parallel Session 3
Room: E
Date: 2020-10-27 04:15 PM – 05:30 PM
Last modified: 2020-10-19


The new virus outbreak named SARS-Cov-2 was first discovered in Wuhan, China, and became a pandemic because it spread rapidly to various countries in 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic has an impact on various community activities, such as traveling. The purpose of this research is to find out public knowledge about Covid-19 risks and the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on their travel plans. The survey was conducted by asking questions about travel plans and learning about the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey was collected using a google form, which was distributed through various social media with a sample of 570 respondents spread from different regions in Indonesia. The survey results show that the majority of respondents have known about the Covid-19 outbreak since December 2019, know the countries affected, and know the characteristics of people infected with Covid-19. As many as 67.4% of respondents stated that they had plans to travel in 2020, but the majority of them decided to postpone or cancel their travel plans. Respondents strongly agree that Covid-19 is highly contagious, deadly, and consider traveling during a pandemic very risky. However, respondents strongly believe that the Covid-19 pandemic will end soon in 2020. The results of this survey prove that health risks are a crucial factor for people in making travel decisions.

Covid-19, traveling behavior, tourism, indonesia