Some 249,361 foreign tourists visited Armenia in the frist three months of 2022, up from 86,524 in the same period of 2021, the National Statistical Committee reported.
It said th bulk of tourists were from Russia (108,976 people or 43.7% of the total), Georgia (24,158 people or 9.7%) and Iran (23,291 people or 9.3%).
Besides, Armenia was also visited by citizens of Ukraine (4,027), USA (3,917), Belarus (2,853), France (2,382), India (2,207), Germany (2,179), Philippines (2,036), Kazakhstan (1,831), UAE (1,283), Turkey (1,244), the Netherlands (1,113).
Tourists came also from Algeria, Bolivia, Grenada, Yemen, Central African Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Monaco, Seychelles, Senegal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya and Fiji (1 person from each country).
There were also visitors from Antigua and Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Tunisia, Iceland, Côte d'Ivoire, Mauritius, Saint Lucia and Vanuatu (2 people from each country).
Tourists arrived also from Azerbaijan, Dominica, Zimbabwe, Cameroon and Costa Rica (three from each country).
At the same time, some 143,708 tourists left the country in January-March 2022, compared to 44,574 during the same period in 2021, ARKA reports.
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