Full return of Chinese tourists not likely in 2023

China is unlikely to exceed 60% of pre-Covid levels by year-end, according to the CEO of Singapore's Tourism Board

Jan 18, 2023

Singapore Tourism Board’s CEO Keith Tan cited limited flight capacity and the speed of China’s border reopening as some of the reasons a full recovery from Chinese tourists isn’t expected this year.

Key takeaways

Currently, the number of flights from Singapore to China is only 10% of what it was pre-Covid;

Unlike other countries in Asia, Singapore has not imposed new Covid-related restrictions on travelers from China;

Singapore’s tourism industry is expected to recover to pre-pandemic levels by 2024, according to its tourism board.

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