Travel To And From Cyprus In January – September Down By 79% Due To Covid-19
Travel to and from Cyprus was hit hard due to Covid-19 restrictions with the movement of travellers marking a steep annual drop of 79% from January to September, according to data published on Monday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus (Cystat).
During the period of January – September 2020, arrivals of travellers totalled 981,849 compared to 4,610,502 in the corresponding period of 2019, recording a decrease of 78.7%. Departures for the same period also dropped by 78.8%, Cystat added.
The steep drop in travel to and from Cyprus is mainly associated with the considerable reduction in tourist arrivals due to restrictions in place to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Furthermore, arrivals of travellers in September 2020 dropped to 119,426 compared to 679,628 in September 2019, recording a decrease of 82.4%. In September tourist arrivals dropped by 83.4% compared with the respective period of 2019 while arrivals or Cyprus residents also dropped by an annual 80.3%, Cystat added,
In September, departures of travellers, declined by 81.2% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.