Figures given by the Police General Directorate, show the number of passengers arriving at airports and ports in the TRNC have increased, while those crossing the border from the South have decreased.
Excluding TRNC citizens, passenger numbers increased by 10% for the period of January-June 2015, reaching 671,624, in comparison to 609,610 in the same period of 2014.
According to the figures, the number of Turkish passengers who came to the TRNC via airports and ports during the first six months of 2015 has reached 512,879, in comparison to 476,547 in the same period of 2014, while the number of passengers from other foreign countries in 2015 has reached to 158,745 in comparison to 133,000 for the same period of 2014.
The figures indicate that the number of Greek Cypriots who crossed over to the TRNC fell slightly during the first six months of 2015 to 431,851, compared to the same period of 2014 which was 433,000. Also, the number of foreign tourists who crossed over to the TRNC from the South in 2015 was 497,707, in comparison with 2014 which was 505,000.