The National Statistics Agency (BPS) recorded 3.90 million foreign visitors to Indonesia from January through November 2020.
As reported by NusaBali, this total represents a decrease of 73.6% compared to the same period in 2019 when 14.73 million foreign tourists came to Indonesia.
Breaking down the arrival figures for the first eleven months of 2020, a spokesman for the BPS, Setianto, said the 3.90 million tourists were comprised of 1.68 million arriving by air, 1,23 million arriving by overland, and 979 thousand arriving by sea.
Month on month, November 2020 saw 175,300 foreign visitors come to Indonesia, equivalent to an 86.31% decline in foreign visitors than November 2019 when 1.28 million visitors came to the Republic.
Tourism Industry members in Bali can derive some small cheer from a trend of improvement in foreign tourist visitors on a month-to-month basis. November 2020 arrivals increased 13.9% over October 2020 arrivals.
November 2020 foreign visitors overwhelmingly came from Asia (98.54%), dominated, in order of importance, by Timor-Leste (41.36%), Malaysia (23.7%), and Mainland China (3.7%)
Substantial increases in foreign arrivals occured at Entikong, West Kalimantan; Aruk, West Kalimantan; and Atambua, East Nusa Tenggara.
Foreigners arriving by air in November 2020 declined 94.42% when compared to November 2019. However, November arrivals by air increased 240.13% over the previous month – October 2020.