Almost 70% less tourists arrived in Bulgaria in August 2020


In August 2020, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 747.1 thousand or by 67.9% less in comparison with August 2019.

A collapse in all trips purposes was registered:

  • holiday and recreation – by 81.6%,
  • professional – by 60.6%,
  • others (including as guest and passing transit) – by 47.6%.

Transit passes through the country were 50.4% (376.4 thousand) of all visits of foreigners to Bulgaria.

The share of visits of ЕU citizens was 63.1% of the total number of foreigners’ visits to Bulgaria in August 2020 or by 67.4% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

A drop in the visits of citizens from all observed countries was registered. The visits of foreigners in the group ”Other European countries” decreased by 64.1%.

In August 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 470.9 thousand, or by 37.7% under the registered in August 2019.

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