According to official statistics, Cuba is in the TOP of the main suppliers of tourists to Russia. In the first quarter of 2022, Cuba ranked first with 9,6 thousand visits for tourism purposes.
Germany is in the second place with 6,7 thousand visits for the purpose of tourism in the first quarter of 2022. The tourist flow from this country clearly showed a tendency to recover. For comparison: in the first quarter of 2021, German citizens made only 48 tourist visits to Russia. Before the coronavirus pandemic, Germany was one of the main suppliers of tourists to Russia. From January to March 2019, Russia accepted 23,3 thousand tourists from this country.
Turkey closes the TOP-3 source markets of Russia in the 2022 with 5,6 thousand visits for tourism purposes in the first quarter. The tourist flow from this country is actively striving to pre-pandemic indicators: in the same period in 2019, tourists from Turkey made 9,9 thousand visits to Russia.
For the rest of the countries from the TOP-10, the number of tourist visits to Russia in the first quarter of 2022 was almost the same. For example: India (2 449 visits over three months), Kazakhstan (2 438 visits), Serbia (2 309 visits), USA (2 283 visits), UAE (2 023 visits), Armenia (1 838 visits) and Italy (1 828 visits).
The TOP-20 also includes France (1,8 thousand tourist visits - 10 times less than in the first quarter of 2019), Uzbekistan (1,5 thousand against 2,7 thousand in 2019), South Korea (1,4 thousand against 59,2 thousand in 2019), Azerbaijan (1,3 thousand against 3,6 thousand in 2019), Mongolia (1,1 thousand against 3,4 thousand) , Iran (1,1 thousand against 2,5 thousand in 2019), Great Britain (975 against 7 thousand in 2019), Belarus (521 against 2,2 thousand in 2019), Spain ( 487 against 3,5 thousand in 2019), Brazil (483 visits against 3 thousand in 2019).
As per the results of the first quarter of 2022, all the above countries significantly increased their tourist flow to Russia compared to the period January-March 2021.