Tempo are reporting that Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS) announced that 678,500-foreign tourists visited Indonesia in October, an increase of 361.31-percent compared to October 2021.
On a monthly basis, foreign tourist visits were recorded to have increased by 4.57-percent compared to September 2022. “The number of foreign tourist visits has continued to increase since January 2022,” said BPS deputy for distribution and services statistics, Setianto, in an online press conference on Thursday, December 1, 2022.
In October, 564,710-foreign tourists entered the country via the main entrance, and 113,820-others via the border entrance. The visits through the main door using air transportation were recorded at 446,700. This figure showed an increase of 2,741.26-percent compared to October 2021, report Tempo.
Setianto also disclosed that the number of foreign tourist visits between January and October 2022 reached 3.92-million, an increase of 215.16-percent compared to the same period in 2021.
Based on nationality, the highest number of foreign tourists entering Indonesia came from Malaysia at up to 106,100-visits.
From January to October 2022, Indonesia welcomed 776,000 Malaysian tourists or 19.8-percent of the total foreign tourist arrivals in 2022. After Malaysia, there were 93,000 tourists from Australia, 84,500 tourists from Singapore, 66,100 from Timor Leste, 37,000 from India, 23,100 from the UK, and 21,600 from the US.