23.Apr .2020 17:49

Number of foreign visitors to Georgia decreased by 58.6% in March

Number of foreign visitors to Georgia decreased by 58.6% in March
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The National Tourism Administration released a report on foreign visitors’ statistics in March. According to official statistics, 209,000 international visitors visited the country last month, down 58.6% from 2019.

According to the document, the number of international visitors by air decreased by 68% during the period, while by the land - 55%.

During March, the border regime became even tighter and figures are close to zero in April. At the same time, due to the restriction of economic activity, the activity of hotels operating in the country is almost suspended, and they only serve quarantine persons.

According to statistics, mostly citizens of Azerbaijan and Turkey crossed the Georgian border in March. The full rating and reduced figures are as follows:

1. Azerbaijan - 43,437 visitors, decrease of 62.9% compared to the previous year;
2. Turkey - 41,121 visitors, decrease of -45.4% from the previous year;
3. Russia - 32,981 visitors, 66.5% down from the previous year;
4. Armenia - 32,798 visitors, down from the previous year - 61.1%;
5. Georgia (non-resident) - 19 410 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year - 49.5%;
6. Ukraine - 7 805 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year - 40.3%;
7. Israel - 3,620 visitors, a decrease from the previous year - 65.9%;
8. Poland - 2,502 visitors, a decrease of 9.6% from the previous year;
9. Kazakhstan - 1,810 visitors, a decrease of 62.5% from the previous year;
10. Belarus - 1,685 visitors, a decrease of 40.5% compared to the previous year;
11. Germany - 1,666 visitors, down from the previous year - 45.7%;
12. India - 1,336 visitors, down from the previous year - 74.7%;
13. USA - 1,117 visitors, down from the previous year - 51.0%;
14. United Kingdom - 1,117 visitors, down from the previous year - 42.5%;
15. Lithuania - 1,096 visitors, a decrease of 18.0% compared to the previous year.

The National Tourism Administration will publish statistics of April in May.