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17-08-2022 13:04

Tourist Arrivals: July 2022

Tourist arrivals +52,9%

The arrivals of tourists reached 454.657 in July 2022 compared to 297.308 in July 2021, recording an increase of 52,9%.

For the period of January – July 2022, arrivals of tourists totaled 1.676.039 compared to 638.292 in the corresponding period of 2021, 320.589 in the period of January – July 2020 and 2.181.994 arrivals in the period of January – July 2019.


Analysis of countries

Arrivals from the United Kingdom were the main source of tourism for July 2022, with a share of 38,2% (173.874) of total arrivals, followed by Israel with 8,4% (38.269), Poland with 4,7% (21.285), Germany with 4,7% (21.280), Sweden with 4,3% (19.732) and Greece with 3,4% (15.450).

Purpose of visit

For a percentage of 84,9% of tourists, the purpose of their trip in July 2022 was holidays, for 12,2% visit to friends and relatives and for 2,8% business. Respectively, in July 2021, 85,0% of tourists visited Cyprus for holidays, 11,3% visited friends or relatives and 3,7% visited Cyprus for business reasons.

Table 1

Purpose of visit

Percentage (%)

July 2020

July 2021

July 2022





Visiting friends & relatives











Tourists – Visitors who stay for at least one night in Cyprus.

Tourist arrivals – The term refers to the number of trips and not to the number of persons. This differs in the sense that one person can take more than one trips during the reference period.

Source of data and coverage

The data are obtained from the Passengers Survey which is carried out at the points of arrival in Larnaka and Pafos airports. Additionally, data are also collected from administrative sources, such as the monthly arrivals from ports.

The data covers all persons who pass through passport control at the ports and airports in the Government controlled area of Cyprus. It does not include travelers who arrive and depart illegally via ports and airports in the occupied area of Cyprus.

The weighting was conducted based on the data sent to the Statistical Service by the Civil Aviation Department and from the ship manifests, as well as on the data sent by the Analysis and Statistics Office of the Cyprus Police.

For more information:

CYSTAT Portal, subtheme Tourism
CYSTAT-DB (Online Database)
Predefined Tables (Excel)
Methodological Information 


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