Provisional numbers show that visitor arrivals for July 2020 totaled 711.
In comparison, in 2019, visitor arrival numbers for July stood at 96,376.
Similar to the June 2020 numbers, this decrease is attributed to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on international travel.
Of the 711 visitors, 56 came by air while 655 came by sea.
The sea visitor arrivals were mostly seamen on fishing vessels.
A total of 473 Fiji Residents departed our shores during the month of July of which 166 or 35.1% were for a short-term absence of under three months and 164 or 34.7% were for over three months and within 12 months period.
A total of 143 or 30.2% of resident departures were for a longer-term absence of 1 year or more.
The reasons for departure as reported by residents leaving for a short-term absence were as follows;
·Employment – 77.1% and Others – 22.9%