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Transport in the COVID-19 Virus Era

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is having a massive impact on societies in Europe and elsewhere across the globe. European countries have implemented various measures to reduce the spread of the virus, ranging from banning unnecessary travel, to social distancing, to the closure of schools, restaurants, hotels, shops and other amenities, to the closing of borders. These measures have immediate impacts on the movement of both people and freight. The entire transport sector is affected, including urban transport, tourism, logistics, international freight transport, and aviation. This article collection presents papers related to the impacts of the pandemic on passenger, freight and air transport and the implications for transport policy and planning.


  1. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed travel behaviour and reduced the use of public transport throughout the world, but the reduction has not been uniform. In this study we analyse the propensity to stop travelli...

    Authors: Erik Almlöf, Isak Rubensson, Matej Cebecauer and Erik Jenelius
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2021 13:31
  2. The global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a great impact on all areas of the everyday life, including travel behaviour. Various measures that focus on restricting social contacts have been implement...

    Authors: Viktoriya Kolarova, Christine Eisenmann, Claudia Nobis, Christian Winkler and Barbara Lenz
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2021 13:27
  3. The COVID-19 pandemic is a new phenomenon and has affected the population’s lifestyle in many ways, such as panic buying (the so-called “hamster shopping”), adoption of home-office, and decline in retail shopp...

    Authors: Vishal Mahajan, Guido Cantelmo and Constantinos Antoniou
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2021 13:26
  4. COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge that the world had never encountered in the last 100 years. In order to mitigate its negative effects, governments worldwide took action by prohibiting at first certain activit...

    Authors: Ioannis Politis, Georgios Georgiadis, Anastasia Nikolaidou, Aristomenis Kopsacheilis, Ioannis Fyrogenis, Alexandros Sdoukopoulos, Eleni Verani and Efthymis Papadopoulos
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2021 13:21
  5. The COVID-19 crisis has meant a significant change in the lifestyle of millions of people worldwide. With a lockdown that lasted almost three months and an impulse to new normality, transport demand has suffer...

    Authors: Samir Awad-Núñez, Raky Julio, Juan Gomez, Borja Moya-Gómez and Julián Sastre González
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2021 13:20
  6. The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly led to some of the most revolutionary changes in private and professional life around the world. While the extent and duration of these changes are not certain, they have alre...

    Authors: Lena Winslott Hiselius and Peter Arnfalk
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2021 13:17
  7. The first wave of COVID-19 pandemic period has drastically changed people’s lives all over the world. To cope with the disruption, digital solutions have become more popular. However, the ability to adopt digi...

    Authors: Elisa Bin, Claudia Andruetto, Yusak Susilo and Anna Pernestål
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2021 13:14
  8. The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to combat it led to severe constraints for various areas of life, including mobility. To study the effects of this disruptive situation on the mobility behaviour of...

    Authors: Juliane Anke, Angela Francke, Lisa-Marie Schaefer and Tibor Petzoldt
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2021 13:10
  9. Port State Control (PSC) is a vital element of sustainable maritime transportation. Inspections of PSC regimes have been ensuring the continuity of the global supply chain as they enforce shipping to implement...

    Authors: Efe Akyurek and Pelin Bolat
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:66