Drastic drop in tourism arrivals of over 80%


In the first nine months of this year, the number of tourists decreased by 60.4 percent. The country was visited by 83.8 percent fewer foreign guests compared to the period January – September 2019, and there is a decline in domestic tourists by 20.7 percent.

The number of tourists in the first nine months of 2020 dropped by 60.4%. There is a 83.8% drop in the number of foreign tourist arrivals from January to September when compared to the same period in 2019.The number of local tourists also dropped by 20.7%, show data of the State Statistical Office.

In the period between January and September 2020, compared to the same period last year, the number of nights spent decreased by 46.3%. Also, the number of nights spent by domestic tourists decreased by 14.1%, while those by foreign tourists decreased by 84.0%.

A total of 44, 313 tourists visited the country in September, which is a 63.9% drop compared to September 2019. The number of nights spent by tourists was 117,118 – a 57.5% decrease. However, the number of domestic tourists in September 2020, compared to September 2019, increased by 33.7%, but the number of foreign tourists decreased by 92.3%.


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