Tourist arrivals in Jakarta plunge 94% in one month

Tourist arrivals in Jakarta plunge 94% in one month

Foreign tourists visit Jakarta Old Town on December 26, 2019. (ANTARA FOTO/Muhammad Adimaja/ama)

Compared to the same month last year, the number of tourist arrivals in January, 2021 also plummeted 99.28 percent.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The number of foreign tourists visiting Jakarta dived 94.3 percent to 1,244 in January, 2021 from 21,858 in December, 2020, chief of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Office in Jakarta, Buyung Airlangga, said.

“Compared to the same month last year, the number of tourist arrivals in January, 2021 also plummeted 99.28 percent,” he said during an online press conference on Monday.

South Korea (90) led in the number of tourist arrivals in January, 2021, followed by Saudi Arabia (66), China (61), the United States (52) and Japan (44).

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The top five sources of tourist arrivals in Jakarta also changed compared to the previous month.

In January, 2021, South Korea overtook China, which has regularly dominated tourist arrivals in the capital.

Saudi Arabia replaced Russia as the second biggest source of tourist arrivals.

The US remained in the fourth place, while Japan replaced Ukraine to take the fifth spot. (INE)

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