Tourist arrivals in Cyprus plunged by 95.2% in February, as a result of the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic in Cyprus and abroad.
According to the Statistical Service of Cyprus, the arrivals of tourists reached 5,047 in February 2021, recording a decrease of 95.2% compared to February 2020 (during which 105,592 arrivals were recorded), and a decrease of 95.2% compared to February 2019 (with 105,571 arrivals).
For the period of January – February 2021, arrivals of tourists reached 8,936 compared to 191,214 in the corresponding period of 2020, recording a decrease of 95.3%, as well as a decrease of 95.2% compared to the period of January – February 2019.
Arrivals from Greece were the main source of tourism for the month of February 2021, with a share of 44.6% of total arrivals, followed by Germany with 8.7% and Russia with 8.2%.
Tourist arrivals from Greece decreased by 77.6% compared to February 2020, arrivals from Germany decreased by 91.3% and arrivals from Russia decreased by 94.8%.
For a percentage of 11.6% of tourists, the purpose of their trip in February 2021 was holidays, for 35.2% visit to friends and relatives and for 53.2% business. Respectively, in February 2020, 60.7% of tourists visited Cyprus for holidays, 21.4% visited friends or relatives and 17.8% visited Cyprus for business reasons.