JAKARTA – Authorities in Indonesia reported 18,460 international tourist arrivals in February, up 151.98 percent from a year earlier and 21.91 percent more than in January.
The main entry points, according to data from the Ministry of Transport are Bali's I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport and the two airports in Riau Islands province, namely Hang Nadim Airport in Batam and Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport in Tanjung Pinang, as per reports.
According to Statistics Indonesia, the total number of international tourist arrivals from January to February 2022 was 33,593. (BPS). "The number has increased significantly when compared to last year, indicating that our tourism sector is improving," BPS chief Margo Yuwono said at a press conference. "However, it is still far below the millions of foreign tourists we used to record before the Covid-19 pandemic."
In February, Chinese tourists made up 16.13 percent of all visitors, followed by Russians at 6.77 percent and South Koreans at 6.35 percent. Yuwono predicted that Indonesia will see an increase in tourist arrivals in the following months as the government eased a number of limitations, such as removing quarantine requirements for international travellers and offering special visa-on-arrival services to dozens of nations.