Kenya’s International Arrivals Drop by 71.5 pct in 2020

Kenya's International Arrivals Drop by 71.5 pct in 2020

Tourism CS Najib Balala with International super model Naomi Campbell who has been named Magical Kenya International Ambassador. PHOTO: Ministry of Tourism

Tourist arrivals through all points of entry to Kenya dropped by 71.5 per cent to 439,447 visitors last year from 1.54 million in 2019.

Data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) shows that the country recorded a near-total collapse of international arrivals occurred between April to July due to travel restrictions.

Kenya's International Arrivals Drop by 71.5 pct in 2020

However, Kenya recorded a gradual growth in arrivals since the resumption of international flights on Aug.1, registering 14,049 arrivals in August, 26,018 in September, and 39,894 in October respectively.  

According to the data, the total number of international arrivals through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and Moi International Airport (MIA) rose by 48.7% from 31,875 persons in November 2020 to 47,406 persons in December 2020. 

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