site.btaNon-Residents' Arrivals in Bulgaria Up by 47.6% in February Y/Y

Non-Residents' Arrivals in Bulgaria Up by 47.6% in February Y/Y
Non-Residents' Arrivals in Bulgaria Up by 47.6% in February Y/Y
Polish citizens arriving in the Black Sea city of Burgas on the first regular flight from Warsaw for the season, Mar. 26, 2023 (BTA Photo)

In February 2023, the number of Bulgarian residents' trips abroad was 450,600, 7.9% more than in February 2022. The number of visits of non-residents to Bulgaria was 604,700, 47.6% more in comparison with February 2022, the National Statistical Institute here said.

In February 2023, the most trips of Bulgarian residents were made to: Turkiye - 98,500, Greece - 87,100, Romania - 55,200, Serbia - 37,100, the Republic of North Macedonia - 29,900, Germany - 26,200, Austria - 19,700, Italy - 13,200, France - 13,000, and Spain - 12,800.

Trips for other purposes (as a guest, education and visiting cultural and sporting events) in February 2023 accounted for the largest share of all  Bulgarian residents' trips abroad (44.5%), followed by those on holiday or for recreation (28.5%) and for a professional purpose (27.0%).

An increase in the trips of visitors from abroad was registered for all observed purposes. Transit through the country accounted for 34.6% (209,000) of all visits of non-residents to Bulgaria.

Visits of EU citizens accounted for 42.5% of all non-residents' visits to Bulgaria in February 2023 and totaled 256,800. Trips by citizens of Romania and Greece accounted for 37.6% and 30.0% of those visits respectively.

The visits of non-residents from non-EU European countries were 287,300, 47.5% of all visits to Bulgaria. The largest number of visits was registered from Turkiye 124,900 (43.5% in this group).

In February 2023, the most visits to Bulgaria were from: Turkiye - 124,900, Romania - 96,700, Greece - 77,000, Ukraine - 47,700, Serbia - 44,400, the UK - 35,800, the Republic of North Macedonia - 27,000, Israel - 16,400, Germany - 15,100, and Italy - 13,600.

In February 2023, the predominant share of visits was for other purposes (47.5%), followed by trips on holiday or for a recreation purpose (40.0%), and with a professional purpose (12.5%).




By 22:19 on 06.06.2023 Today`s news

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