The number of Russian tourists who went abroad in the first half of 2022, amounted to 8.5 million foreign trips, an average increase over the last covid year was 25%. Such data is contained in the report of the Russian border service. Most of the trips for the purpose of tourism fell on Turkey, as well as the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. In total, 60% of trips were made to the CIS countries.
At the same time, the number of foreign trips mainly grew in “pre-sanction” times. In January-March, the increase in trips abroad reached 47%, while in April-June, despite the start of the summer tourist season, it was only 11%.
In terms of trips for the purpose of tourism, the first place was taken by Turkey – 1.4 million Russian tourists arrived there in the first half of the year. In second place is the United Arab Emirates with 466,000 tourists from Russia; on the third – Egypt with 429 thousand.
In general, most of the foreign trips from Russia (for any purpose) fell on the CIS countries and other neighboring countries. 60% of all trips counted by the border guards were made there.
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