Tourism in Cyprus takes a beating from coronavirus

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Tourism in Cyprus takes a beating from coronavirus
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The tourism sector, steam engine of Cyprus' economy contributing 21 percent to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), slumped by 95.5 percent in January year-on-year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released by the Statistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT) on Wednesday.

CYSTAT said that only 3,889 tourists arrived in the country in January this year, most of them from Greece and a small number from Germany, compared to over 85,000 a year ago.

Between January and December last year, 631,609 tourists visited Cyprus, compared to four million in 2019.

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