NSI: 9.1% Increase in Foreigners Visits in Bulgaria

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In January 2020, 423.1 thousand Bulgarian residents made trips abroad, or by 5.1% more than those in January 2019. An increase was observed in the total number of the trips of Bulgarians to: Turkey – by 15.7%, Italy – by 11.1%, Serbia – by 9. 8%, Austria – by 6.7%, the United Kingdom – by 6. 4%, Republic of North Macedonia – by 6. 3%, Germany – by 5. 3%, Romania – by 3. 4%. At the same time a decrease was registered in the trips to: France – by 6. 9%, Spain – by 3. 8%, Greece – by 0.8%.

In January 2020, most trips of Bulgarian residents were made to: Turkey – 87.3 thousand, Greece – 83.4 thousand, Serbia – 38.7 thousand, Republic of North Macedonia – 28.2 thousand, Romania – 25.8 thousand, Germany – 21.2 thousand, Austria – 16.6 thousand, Spain – 15.9 thousand, Italy – 14.3 thousand, the United Kingdom – 14.3 thousand.

In January 2020, the number of arrivals from abroad was 604.6 thousand, or by 9.1% more in comparison with January 2019.

The share of visits of ЕU citizens was 45.7% of the total number of foreigners’ visits to Bulgaria, or by 3.9% more year-on-year. An increase was registered in the visits of citizens from Italy – by 16. 4%, Germany – by 16.1%, Romania – by 15.1%, Poland – by 10.4%, Austria – by 4. 5%. At the same time a decrease was registered in the visits from Belgium – by 19.8%, the United Kingdom – by 9. 3%, Greece – by 4.7%.

The visits of foreigners in the group ‘Other European countries’ increased by 14.3%, as the highest increase was observed in the visits of citizens of Turkey – by 22.7%.

In January 2020 the most visits to Bulgaria were from: Turkey – 120.7 thousand, Greece – 98.8 thousand, Republic of North Macedonia – 71.8 thousand, Romania – 71.3 thousand, Serbia – 42.0 thousand, the United Kingdom – 22.5 thousand, Germany – 18.2 thousand, Ukraine – 18.0 thousand, Israel – 15.0 thousand, Italy – 13.5 thousand.