In Cyprus in six months the flow of tourists decreased by 84% due to coronavirus

The number of tourists in June in Cyprus decreased to 98.2% compared to June 2019, and for the first six months the decline in tourist arrivals amounted to 84,3%, the statistical data published by the government office for press and information.

In June 2020, on the island arrived 9 919 tourists compared to 509 662 in June 2019. For the period January-June 2020 came 255 675 tourists, compared to 1 613 023 tourists over the same period in 2019, the report said.

2020 in Cyprus was introduced stringent measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, including a ban on the entry of tourists in force until June 8, 2020.

In March, the number of tourists has decreased almost twice, in April and may did not have them at all.

With regard to data for June, the number came from Greece decreased by 75.8 per cent compared to last year, from Germany – by 93.1%, from Switzerland by 93% and from Austria to 91,1%.

Data for June 2020 was the result of information processing of an electronic platform Cyprus Flight Pass. Passengers wishing to travel to Cyprus from 9 June 2020, was to introduce this electronic platform information regarding your flight, country of residence, purpose of visit and other demographic information. These data were used for the statistical service to estimate the number of tourist arrivals during the reporting period, the report said.