Zero foreign tourists arrived in Russia in the second quarter of 2020
According to the latest data from the Border Service of Russia, 0 people visited Russia with tourist purposes in the second quarter of 2020.
Due to the lack of visits of foreigners with tourist purposes, inbound tourism in Russia in the first half of the year decreased by 83,6%, compared to the same period in 2019. If in January-June 2019 1 967 221 foreigners came to Russia with tourist purposes, then in January-June 2020 there were only 322 801.
Since they all arrived in the first quarter, the quantitative results of the inbound tourist flow and the rating of the leading countries in the first half of the year exactly coincide with the results of the first quarter of 2020.
If we take the total inbound flow of foreigners to the Russian Federation (all purposes of the visit), then in the first half of 2020 it amounted to 5 985 932 people, which is 60,3% less than in the same period of 2019 (15 073 826).
In the second quarter of 2020, the total number of foreigners who entered the Russian Federation amounted to 509 030 people, which is already 94,1% less than in the same period of 2019.
The first place belongs to the citizens of Kazakhstan (142 990, -86,5% compared to the second quarter of 2019). According to the data of the Border Service of the Russian Federation, 94% of this flow belongs to “service personnel”, the rest is private and business visits.
The second place belongs to the citizens of Ukraine (122 552, - 94,4% in annual terms). Almost half (46%) are "service personnel", another 36% are private visits.
In the third place - quite unexpectedly - is the Philippines. In the second quarter of 2020, 34 184 citizens of this country of Southeast Asia arrived in Russia, which is only 34,3% less than in this period a year ago and almost the same as in the first quarter of 2020. At the same time, all 100% of them are classified by the statistics of the Border Service as "service personnel".
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.