Islamic Economic Perspective on Halal Tourism in the Era of the Covid-19 Pandemic
Some of the objectives of this research are to identify the impact of Covid-19 on halal tourism, find out what actions and efforts are being carried out by the Islamic economy on the state of the halal tourism industry which is experiencing a decline due to Covid-19, and examine halal tourism from an Islamic economic perspective. The research method used is a qualitative method and the data used as a reference source comes from books, journals, and magazines. Halal tourism or Halal tourism is a term used to describe the term tourism according to the ethics and rules of Islamic law, other terms are also used to describe it, namely Islamic tourism or Halal tourism. The halal tourism industry is based on sharia principles, the stakeholders involved in it should not be trapped in interests that are counter-production with the sacred mission implied in the broad meaning of halal. As a result of the rampant Covid-19, the government has taken several policies by enforcing PSBB (Large-Scale Social Restrictions) and Social Distancing. The impact of that is that shopping centres, tourist areas, hotels, restaurants, schools must be closed to avoid crowds from the many cases of transmission. This has an impact on personal and government income. The government’s strategy or effort in maintaining halal tourism is to prioritize destination improvement, prepare budget support from cooperation with halal tourism, provide mitigation SOP’s, strengthen regulations for tourists from abroad who enter Indonesia.