Myanmar welcomes over 170,000 int'l tourists in 8 months-Xinhua

Myanmar welcomes over 170,000 int'l tourists in 8 months

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-01-06 23:24:00

YANGON, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar attracted 170,357 international visitors in the first eight months of the 2022-2023 fiscal year starting in April, data from the country's Ministry of Hotels and Tourism showed Friday.

The figure was up from 82,048 visitors who arrived in the country in the same period of the previous fiscal year, the figures showed.

Official data showed that more than 4.36 million tourists visited Myanmar in 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of tourists who visited Myanmar sharply dropped to 900,000 in 2020 and 130,000 in 2021 due to the pandemic, official figures showed.

As of Friday, Myanmar had recorded a total of 633,709 COVID-19 infections, including 19,490 deaths and 608,341 recoveries, according to the health ministry.