GREECE HEALTH PROTOCOL DURING COVID-19
Since 2020, tourism has been extremely affected by COVID-19, forcing many tourist destinations to make significant adjustments in order to pass through this tough time. COVID- 19 has spread all around the world, including the island of Santorini, a popular tourist destination. Santorini has been heavily affected, as its main sources of income are driven by tourism businesses. The explicit lack of the main income led to the creation and issuance of Greece’s COVID-19 protocol for traveling named the “Protocol for Arrivals in and Departures from Greece”. The implementation of this protocol in Greece was found to be interesting in consideration of the impacts of COVID-19 on tourism, leading to the development of the objectives for this study: to analyze the effectiveness of the protocol for safely increasing the number of travelers to Santorini. This research uses a regression model to investigate the three different situations on Santorini Island, and determine the impacts of the protocol, namely “Before the COVID-19 incident”, “Before the launch protocol of COVID-19”, and “After the launch protocol of COVID-19”. A SWOT analysis was also used to provide an analysis of the protocol itself. The results express that the main threats in relation to the health protocol are new covid-19 variants. After running regression, the outcomes of the analysis show that before COVID-19, Santorini was following an uptrend for travel. However, at the start of the COVID- 19 incident, Greece was alerted and made an announcement to lockdown the country until the number of cases and deaths decreased. Once people began to travel, the government enacted the protocol to protect its tourist industries. In the fact, after the protocol was launched, it may not have had much success. Therefore, the implication of the policy suggests that the country should set the policy not only for protecting its industries, but also providing a shield for the local people against COVID-19, to minimize opportunity-cost including provision of knowledge sharing explicitly regarding COVID-19 which, like its relative the flu, is a threat that no one can escape from.
Airport, S. (2021, 04 04). Air Traffic statistics. Retrieved from Santorini Airport: https://www.jtr-airport.gr/en/jtr/air-traffic-statistics
Arshed, N., Farooq, F., & Saeed, M. M. (2020). Empirical assessment of government policies and flattening of the COVID19 curve. Wiley Public Emergency Collection, 2333.
Bhandari, P. (2020, 07 30). An introduction to qualitative research. Retrieved from Scribbr: https://www.scribbr.com/methodology/qualitative-research/
Farzanegan, M. R., Gholipour, H. F., Feizi, M., Nunkoo, R., & Andargoli, A. E. (2020). International Tourism and Outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Cross-Country Analysis. Journal of Travel Ressearch, 687-692.
Govgr. (2021, 04 04). Retrieved from Govgr: https://travel.gov.gr/#/
Health, C. U. (2021, 10 19). Content Analysis. Retrieved from https://www.publichealth.columbia.edu/research/population-health-methods/content-analysis
Hong, Y., Cai, G., Mo, Z., Xu, L., Jiang, Y., & Jiang, J. (2020). The Impact of COVID-19 on Tourist Satisfaction with B&B in Zhejiang, China: An Importance–Performance Analysis. Special Issue Tourism and Health.
Knoema. (2021, 04 04). Greece - Contribution of travel and tourism to GDP as a share of GDP. Retrieved from Knoema: https://knoema.com/atlas/Greece/topics/Tourism/Travel-and-Tourism-TotalContribution-to-GDP/Contribution-oftravel-and-tourism-to-GDP-percent-of-GDP
Liz, J. (2021). COVID-19, immunoprivilege and structural inequalities. Seeing Clearly Through COVID-19.
LTd., T. (2020). Study on Generation Z travellers. Brussels: European Travel Commission.
Oppah, K., Andre, K. P., & Collet, D. (2020). Singapore COVID-19 Pandemic Response as a Successful Model Framework for Low-Resource Health Care Settings in Africa? OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, 470-478.
Rene, M. (2021). Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism Industry. Journal of Interdisciplinary Cycle Research, 700-709.
SantoriniView. (2021, 04 04). Retrieved from SantoriniView: https://www.santorini-view.com/santorini-covid19/
Stacey, J. (2020, 12 14). Retrieved from OECD: https://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/policy-responses/rebuilding-tourism-for-thefuture-covid-19-policy-responses-andrecoverybced9859/#boxsection-d1e40
THAI, B. (2021, 03 30). Retrieved from BBC THAI: https://www.bbc.com/thai/thailand-56576365
Westrupp, E., Macdonald, J., Olive, L., Karantzas, G., Youssef, G. J., Greenwood, C., . . . Olsson, C. A. (2020). Study protocol for the COVID-19 Pandemic Adjustment Survey (CPAS): A longitudinal study of Australian parents of a child 0-18 years.
worldometre. (2021, 04 04). Retrieved from worldometer: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/greece/
Zikargae, M. H. (2020). COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Assessment of How the Ethiopian Government has Executed Administrative Actions and Managed Risk Communications and Community Engagement. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy , 2803-2810.
The article published and information contained in this journal such as text, graphics, logos and images is copyrighted by and proprietary to the National Research Council of Thailand.
The article will be published under a CC-BY-NC-ND license (https://creativecommons.org). This license means that anyone may freely read, download, distribute and make the article available to the public (in printed and electronic form), provided that the author and the journal as the source are acknowledged, whereas no commercial use is allowed and the work may not be altered, transformed or serve as the basis for a derivative work.