Foreign tourist arrivals to Bulgaria drop 60% y/y in Jan

Foreign tourist arrivals to Bulgaria drop 60% y/y in Jan

The number of foreign tourists who visited Bulgaria in January fell 60% on the year to 241,700, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Friday.

Citizens of EU member states made up 41.6% of all arrivals of international visitors in the last month of 2020, NSI said in a monthly report on tourist numbers.

The number of people who visited friends or relatives in Bulgaria or just transited the country represented 63.5% of all arrivals of foreign nationals in January. Vacation trips made up 18.6% of all foreign tourist visits during the month, while business trips accounted for 17.9%.


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