Foreign tourist visits to Indonesia in February drop by 86.9 per cent


JAKARTA (Xinhua): The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia was recorded at 117,000 in February 2021, dropping by 86.59 percent compared to that in the same month last year, according to the Central Agency of Statistics.

Meanwhile, the number of foreigners travelling to Indonesia in February 2021 decreased by 14.74 per cent compared to that in January 2021, the agency's Deputy for Distribution Statistics and Services Setianto told a virtual press conference here Thursday.

Cumulatively in the January-February 2021 period, the number of foreign tourist visits reached 254,230, or decreased by 88.25 per cent, compared to that in the same period in 2020 which amounted to 2.16 million visits.

The number of foreign vacationers entering the archipelagic country by air in February 2021 dropped by 98.74 per cent compared to that in the same month last year.

"Almost all airports in the country underwent decreases in the number of foreign holiday makers, except Sam Ratulangi airport in North Sulawesi province that recorded an increase by 10.67 per cent," Setianto said.

According to him, the lowest decline was recorded at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Banten province with a percentage of 95.50 per cent.

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