Number of visitors from Russia increased in 2019

Number of visitors from Russia increased in 2019

access_time2020-01-24 12:50:03


In 2019, the number of Russians visiting Georgia with various goals increased by 5% compared to 2018 despite travel  sanctions.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the number of visitors from Russia amounted to 1,793 million people against 1,705 million in 2018.

Among the leading countries by the number of visitors are Azerbaijan - 2.015 million (+ 12%), Armenia - 1.873 million (+ 9%), Russia - 1.793 million (+ 5%), Turkey - 1. 365 million (+ 4%), the European Union - 541 895 (+ 25%), Ukraine - 249 847 (+ 19%) and Israel - 227 728 (+ 31%).

The total number of visitors in Georgia amounted to 9, 024 million people in 2019, which is 8, 4% more than in 2018.

It’s worth mentioning that this number includes transiters, for example, drivers of Armenian trucks traveling from Russia or Turkey to Armenia.

At the same time, the number of tourists i.e. foreign citizens who stayed in Georgia for more than a day, reaches  about 5 million people.

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