Covid-19: Foreign tourist arrivals in Bulgaria in November 2020 down 78.8% y/y

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The number of arrivals of visitors from abroad in Bulgaria for holidays in November 2020 was 78.8 per cent lower than in November 2019, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on December 30, noting that the figures came in the context of the continuing Covid-19 epidemic situation.

Overall, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad in Bulgaria was 53.5 per cent lower than in November 2019, the NSI said.

Business trips were down by 57.3 per cent year-on-year, while in the “other” category – including transit trips – the figure was down by 34.4 per cent compared with November 2019.

Holiday trips made up about 15 per cent of the visits by foreigners to Bulgaria in November 2020, while the “other” category accounted for 66.8 per cent and business trips 18.2 per cent.

The NSI said that trips abroad by residents of Bulgaria were 25.1 per cent lower than in November 2019.

(Photo of Sofia Airport: Apostoloff)

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