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Because of the pandemic, the number of tourists from Russia to Turkey has decreased a thousand times

Because of the pandemic, the number of tourists from Russia to Turkey in may fell a thousand times, according to ATOR.

The Ministry of culture and tourism of Turkey has published statistics on tourism in may. A year ago in this period, the country welcomed more than four million foreign visitors, in may this year, inbound tourism was only about 30 thousand tourists.

The five leaders headed by Bulgaria, Georgia, Ukraine, Romania and Serbia.

Despite the closed border, in may, Turkey moved 964 citizen of the Russian Federation, while a year ago their number reached 963 thousand. Thus, the Russian tourist flow for the mass of foreign direction has fallen by almost a thousand times, estimated by analysts Association.

The most popular destinations of Turkey by foreign travelers in the period from January to may were Istanbul, Edirne, Antalya, Artvin and Ankara.