Tourist Arrivals in Jakarta Plunge 94 Percent in One Month

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  • A number of tourists walk in Kali Besar, Kota Tua area, Jakarta, Saturday, July 25, 2020. Although parts of Kota Tua were still closed during the PSBB transition period, a number of points, one of which is the edge of Kali Besar, are crowded with tourists and street vendors. ANTARA PHOTOS / Aditya Pradana Putra

    A number of tourists walk in Kali Besar, Kota Tua area, Jakarta, Saturday, July 25, 2020. Although parts of Kota Tua were still closed during the PSBB transition period, a number of points, one of which is the edge of Kali Besar, are crowded with tourists and street vendors. ANTARA PHOTOS / Aditya Pradana Putra

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - 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).

    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 U.S. remained in the fourth place, while Japan replaced Ukraine to take the fifth spot.

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