Only seven thousand foreign tourists visited Moldova in 2020
13:00 | 11.03.2021 Category: Economic
Chisinau, 11 March /MOLDPRRES/- In 2020, only seven thousand foreign tourists visited the Republic of Moldova, most of them coming from Romania.
The National Bureau of Statistics informs that in 2020, travel agencies and tour operators provided tourist services to 124.5 thousand tourists, which is 33.1% compared to 2019. Thus, the number of tourists in the reporting year, compared to 2019, decreased by 252.1 thousand visitors.
More significant shares in the total number of foreign tourists arriving in the Republic of Moldova went to the citizens of Romania (73.4%), Ukraine (14.9%), the Russian Federation (3.1%), Turkey (1, 6%), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1.1%).
Through travel agencies and tour operators, in 2020 74.7 thousand tourists went abroad or 4.2 times (76.0%) less than in 2019.
The number of tourists participating in domestic tourism in 2020 was 42.8 thousand down by 7.1% compared to 2019.