Tourist arrivals reached 9,119 in June 2020, compared to last June’s 509,662 visitors, recording a 98.2 percent decrease, the statistical service (CyStat) reported on Friday.
From January to June 2020, arrivals totaled 255,675, while last year’s entries totaled 1,631,023, a drop of 84.3 percent.
The decrease is due to the entry ban imposed during the coronavirus lockdown from March 2020 to June 8.
Tourist arrivals from Greece decreased by 75.8 percent in June 2020 compared to last year, while a decrease of 93.1 percent was also recorded for tourists from Germany, 93 percent decrease from Switzerland, and 91.1 percent from Austria.
For a percentage of 42.6 percent of tourists, the purpose of their trip in June 2020 was holidays, for 28 percent to visit friends and relatives, and for 29.4 percent business.