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Fiji Records 678 Visitor Arrivals For April, Compared To 76,813 In 2019

The statement from the Fiji Bureau of Statistics said: “This decrease in numbers can be attributed to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on international travel due to closure of most international airports.
19 May 2020 14:26
Fiji Records 678 Visitor Arrivals For April, Compared To 76,813 In 2019
Relevant authorities have put in place necessary measures to address the global concern for the spread of coronavirus reaching Fiji. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

The Provisional visitor arrivals for April totalled 678.

These statistics were released by the Fiji Bureau of Statistics recently.

In comparison, to the same period last year 2019, visitor arrival numbers stood at 76,813.

The statement from the Fiji Bureau of Statistics said: “This decrease in numbers can be attributed to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on international travel due to closure of most international airports.

“From the 678 visitors, six came by air while 672 came by sea.

“The sea visitor arrivals were mostly seamen on fishing vessels, who were already in Fiji waters when international travel was restricted.”

Resident Departures for March

A total of 7,608 Fiji Residents departed our shores during the month of March of which 5,855 or 77.0 per cent were for a short-term absence of under three months and 1,122 or 14.7 per cent were for over three months and within 12 months period.

A total of 631 or 8.3 per cent of resident departures were for a longer-term absence of one year or more. The reasons for departure as reported by residents leaving for a short-term absence were as follows;

* Visiting Friends or Relatives – 42.9 per cent

*  Holiday – 32.3 per cent

* Business – 12.6 per cent

* Employment – 6.1 per cent

*Education/Training – 2.4 per cent

* Others – 3.8 per cent

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