Reiseangst: travel anxiety and psychological resilience during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

J Travel Med. 2020 Dec 23;27(8):taaa150. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taaa150.


The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdown have had a negative impact on global mental health. Considerable fear and stigma surround the prospects of a return to non-essential international travel. The mental health aspects of travel have been historically neglected in the literature. The current pandemic has prompted a renewed focus on building psychological resilience in travellers by engaging innovative technological tools such as virtual reality.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Anxiety
  • COVID-19* / epidemiology
  • COVID-19* / prevention & control
  • COVID-19* / psychology
  • Communicable Disease Control / methods*
  • Disease Transmission, Infectious / prevention & control
  • Global Health / trends*
  • Humans
  • Mental Health / trends*
  • Resilience, Psychological
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Travel Medicine* / methods
  • Travel Medicine* / trends
  • Travel* / psychology
  • Travel* / trends