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Decrease in Cyprus Tourist Arrivals for March

The arrivals of Cyprus tourists reached 8,811 in March of this year, recording a decrease of 84,1 percent compared to March 2020 (during which 55,342 arrivals were recorded), and a decrease of 94,8 percent compared to March 2019 (with 169,934 arrivals).

For the period of January – March of this year, arrivals of tourists totaled 17,747 compared to 246,556 in the corresponding period of 2020, recording a decrease of 92,8 percent, as well as a decrease of 95 percent compared to the period of January – March 2019.

Arrivals from Greece were the main source of tourism for the month of March 2021, with a share of 32,2 percent of total arrivals, followed by France with 10,6 percent and Germany with 10,5 percent.

For a percentage of 25,2 percent of tourists, the purpose of their trip in March of this year was holidays, for 35,2 percent visit to friends and relatives and for 39,4 percent business. Respectively, in March 2020, 71,7 percent of tourists visited Cyprus for holidays, 14,7 percent visited friends or relatives and 13,5 percent visited Cyprus for business reasons.