Bulgarians traveled more across the border in October 2020

In October 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 493.1 thousand, or by 4.2% above the registered in October 2019.

In October 2020, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 419.1 thousand or by 45.3% less in comparison with October 2019.

A collapse in the trips with all observed purposes was registered: ”holiday and recreation” – by 67.7%, ”professional” – by 57.7% and ”others” (including as guest and passing transit) – by 22.5%.

Transit passes through the country were 53.1% (222.6 thousand) of all visits of foreigners to Bulgaria.

The share of visits of ЕU citizens was 44.7% of the total number of foreigners’ visits to Bulgaria in October 2020 or by 53.1% 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 from other European countries decreased by 30.9%.