Number of Russian tourists continues to grow, despite the difficult conditions caused by Russia’s war against Ukraine, which began on February 24.
“Despite the complicated international situation, the lack of direct flights, a total of 33,584 visits from Russian tourists have been registered for January-May 2022 with one night in accommodation, own property, etc. The increase in the number of Russian tourists who visited Bulgaria for the first five months of this year compared to the same period of 2021 is 3.9 times“, announced the resigning Minister of Tourism Hristo Prodanov.
The Ministry of Tourism declares that all planned information activities and the publicity campaign of Bulgaria as a tourist destination on the Russian market have been temporarily suspended. The Bulgarian tourist attaché does not participate in any official tourist events on the territory of Russia.
At the same time, the consular department of our embassy in Moscow continues to issue tourist visas to Russian citizens in a normal regime without restrictions.
“Despite the absence of direct flights between Russia and Bulgaria, Russian citizens, including touriststravel in bulgarian sea side resorts with transfers, mainly via Istanbul and Yerevan. None of Russian tour operators have declared their intention to close Bulgaria as a tourist destination, all are ready to continue their work and adapt to the new conditions“said resigning minister Hristo Prodanov.
Under the new conditions, attempts are being made to strengthen Bulgaria in the tourism markets of some countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Moldova and Belarus, the tourism ministry said.
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