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Return of Residence of Cyprus for April Return of Residence of Cyprus for April

Tourist Arrivals and Returns of Residents of Cyprus from Trips Abroad Announced

The arrivals of tourists reached 342.736 in April of this year compared to 289.335 in April 2022, recording an increase of 18,5 percent. For the period of January – April 2023, arrivals of tourists totalled 736.629 compared to 534.040 in the corresponding period of 2022, recording an increase of 37,9 percent.

Arrivals from the UK were the main source of tourism for this April, with a share of 36,3 percent (124.455) of total arrivals, followed by Israel with 9,9 percent (34.069), Poland and Germany with 6,7 percent (23.063 and 23.038 respectively) and Greece 6,2 percent (21.184).

For a percentage of 79,3 percent of tourists, the purpose of their trip in April was holidays, for 14,5 percent visit to friends and relatives and for 6 percent business. Respectively, in April 2022, 80,2 percent of tourists visited Cyprus for holidays, 14,6 percent visited friends or relatives and 5,2 percent visited Cyprus for business reasons.

Returns of residents of Cyprus a total number of 135.659 residents of Cyprus returned from a trip abroad in April of this year compared to 81.062 in the corresponding month in 2022, recording an increase of 67,4 percent. The main countries from which residents of Cyprus returned in April were Greece with a share of 34 percent (46.086), the UK with 8,5 percent (11.482), France with 4,2 percent (5.664), Italy with 3,7 percent (4.962) and Hungary with 3,6 percent (4.886).

The purpose of travel for the residents of Cyprus in April was mainly holidays, with a percentage of 70,7 percent, whilst business reasons held a percentage of 20,1 percent, studies 7,2 percent and other reasons 2,1 percent.