Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria by months and by country of origin


Time series: TUR_1.4_For_en.xls

ARRIVALS OF VISIORS FROM ABROAD TO BULGARIA BY MONTHS AND BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN IN 20201
(Number)
Country of origin Total Months
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII
TOTAL 4 973 356 604 553 508 008 312 829 81 153 120 382 380 673 705 599 747 079 563 719 419 144 283 287 246 930
Of which
EU 2 577 101 276 284 224 442 155 580 27 968 49 411 221 103 467 304 471 443 298 332 187 516 107 478 90 240
Austria 58 120 8 393 5 409 1 691 93 281 3 750 11 925 14 310 5 049 2 750 1 855 2 614
Belgium 62 315 3 218 3 726 1 134 31 128 4 620 19 571 19 388 5 026 2 225 1 592 1 656
Croatia 14 273 2 286 1 504 1 128 351 471 1 153 1 242 1 291 1 400 1 379 1 152 916
Cyprus 5 871 1 644 1 468 739 6 29 368 402 318 397 232 117 151
Czech Rep. 63 039 1 634 1 903 1 254 433 462 2 837 21 674 21 583 7 500 1 768 1 038 953
Denmark 8 216 798 1 025 422 17 66 573 2 542 902 770 701 197 203
Finland 2 994 376 531 242 .. 26 264 496 360 258 171 174 ..
France 96 126 6 059 5 559 2 528 38 157 4 446 24 522 35 017 8 209 5 054 1 841 2 696
Germany 330 505 18 224 13 977 7 044 252 1 062 27 502 99 278 97 174 35 933 16 497 6 137 7 425
Greece 386 012 98 849 53 768 49 608 3 769 7 899 40 491 29 223 17 859 26 734 30 865 14 517 12 430
Hungary 40 549 3 568 3 226 2 457 1 171 1 559 5 151 8 465 5 284 2 850 2 581 2 319 1 918
Ireland 9 341 1 767 3 239 1 046 23 38 210 784 784 617 395 209 229
Italy 50 584 13 451 9 888 1 771 263 481 3 825 5 173 3 826 3 627 4 125 2 264 1 890
Malta 1 352 314 411 112 .. 4 3 69 138 78 114 61 ..
Netherlands 67 451 3 573 3 609 2 013 152 356 4 281 20 513 21 524 4 546 3 043 1 889 1 952
Poland 193 489 8 132 8 790 7 576 4 016 6 371 8 846 47 898 47 796 29 396 10 860 7 181 6 627
Portugal 5 242 1 016 938 378 20 86 194 388 550 704 416 310 242
Romania 982 517 71 262 62 951 54 526 16 104 27 848 101 830 149 108 158 227 147 176 93 088 58 086 42 311
Slovakia 12 353 1 318 1 401 886 280 314 1 082 2 236 1 791 1 089 796 669 491
Slovenia 3 899 684 655 314 38 45 382 437 253 385 312 220 174
Spain 21 009 4 275 4 334 1 594 95 197 760 2 037 2 267 1 897 1 681 1 052 820
Sweden 14 269 1 200 1 449 578 20 61 1 310 2 679 2 962 1 553 1 248 557 652
United Kingdom 131 268 22 474 32 669 15 208 196 784 5 945 13 821 16 147 11 730 6 164 3 115 3 015
Other countries from EU 16 307 1 769 2 012 1 331 597 686 1 280 2 821 1 692 1 408 1 051 926 734
Other European countries 2 011 501 265 116 225 452 128 216 46 172 60 966 142 649 212 670 238 546 221 073 192 473 148 958 129 210
Norway 3 252 457 504 206 5 18 251 576 456 321 218 142 98
Republic of North Macedonia 287 371 71 753 43 155 21 761 3 606 5 037 5 989 6 819 21 604 32 805 37 415 20 884 16 543
Russian Fed. 46 565 10 762 10 902 5 143 635 1 244 1 822 3 442 3 267 2 743 2 502 2 260 1 843
Serbia 415 680 42 016 57 043 26 337 6 487 8 289 53 924 49 789 25 749 51 069 43 079 30 763 21 135
Switzerland 14 663 1 343 1 206 527 22 34 1 092 3 303 2 890 1 508 1 545 544 649
Turkey 1 039 721 120 736 95 757 62 461 31 086 40 294 71 613 121 667 135 552 105 538 94 336 83 118 77 563
Ukraine 204 249 18 049 16 885 11 781 4 331 6 050 7 958 27 074 49 028 27 089 13 378 11 247 11 379
Оther countries 86 221 19 572 20 863 5 799 940 1 817 2 625 3 378 5 499 13 172 7 194 2 936 2 426
Canada 2 945 571 526 255 .. .. 49 247 389 371 237 148 137
Israel 54 196 15 031 16 303 3 612 .. 62 75 172 2 937 10 597 4 538 .. 379
Japan 1 897 639 665 185 - .. 15 49 82 113 68 .. 35
USA 27 183 3 331 3 369 1 747 932 1 739 2 486 2 910 2 091 2 091 2 351 2 261 1 875
Rest of the world 298 533 43 581 37 251 23 234 6 073 8 188 14 296 22 247 31 591 31 142 31 961 23 915 25 054

1 In connection with the epidemic situation related to the spread of Covid-19 in the Republic of Bulgaria and the temporarily suspended conduction of the statistical survey at the border, the Ministry of Interior provided all the data on visits of foreigners to Bulgaria for the period from April to December.
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15.02.2021
Trips of Bulgarian residents abroad and arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria - trips of Bulgarian residents abroad and arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

"Statistics of Tourism and Business Surveys" Department

Contact name

Lidia Sandeva

Contact person function

State Expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str., 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 681

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified24 October 2017
Metadata last posted24 October 2017
Metadata last update24 October 2017
Statistical presentation
Data description

Trips of Bulgarian residents abroad by purpose of visit and by country of destination; Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria by purpose of visit and by country of origin.

Classification system

Nomenclature of the countries and territories by statistical purposes.

Sector coverage

All foreigners, visiting Bulgaria by country of residents, by months and by purposes of visiting; All Bulgarian residents travelling abroad by months and by purposes of trips.

Statistical concepts and definitions

An international tourist is any person who travels to a country other than his/her permanent residence but no more than one year and whose main purpose is not doing any activity for payment in place visited.

The purposes of visiting a country are the following:

· Excursion, holiday or entertainment (visits to cultural or historical sightseeing, sports events and other);

· Visiting friends and relatives;

· Professional purposes (business trips, participation in conferences, congresses, concluding deals, etc.);

· Other purposes.

Statistical unit

Every tourist - Bulgarian or foreign citizen.

Statistical population

All foreign and Bulgarian residents passing the border.

Reference area

For the Trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - definite countries, for the foreigners - territory of Republic of Bulgaria.

Time coverage

From January 2008 to the last reference month of the current year.

Base period

2008

Unit of measure

Number

Reference period

Monthly, Annually

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

A gentleman's agreement with the World Tourism Organization.

Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.

Release policy
Release calendar

The date for publishing of statistical information is indicated in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute. The statistical information on the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad and arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria is published monthly: a month after the reference period on the website of the NSI.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

The data are published on the NSI website, section Business statistics - Tourism in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.

Frequency of dissemination

Monthly

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Monthly

Publications
  • Reference Book;
  • Statistical Yearbook.
On-line database

Data on the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad and arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Business statistics  Tourism - Trips of Bulgarian residents in abroad and arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/7050

Micro-data access

Micro data are not disseminated.

Other

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

Methodology of the survey.

Quality documentation

Not available.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Not applicable.

Quality assessment

Not applicable.

Relevance
User needs

The users are the Council of Ministers, Ministry of tourism, the districts and municipalities authorities, tourist organizations, science organizations, international organizations and others.

User satisfaction

The users satisfaction survey is not carried out.

Completeness

The data cover the requirements for completeness as regards the recommendations of the World Tourism Organization.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The statistical data are with high degree of accuracy as regards the recommendations of the World Tourism Organization.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data are published 27 days after the reference month.

Punctuality

The publication dates by point 15.1 are observed.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

The data are calculated by common methodology and are comparable by years.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Cost and burden

Not applicable.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

· Ministry of Interior;

· NSI?s regular monthly sample survey of passing Bulgarian and foreign citizens on the border check points.

Frequency of data collection

Monthly

Data collection

Data on the number of the trips of the citizens of the European Union are estimated on the basis of the information obtained from the Ministry of Interior and the airport authorities. Data on the number of citizens of ?third countries? are obtained directly from the Ministry of Interior.

Data validation

Not applicable.

Data compilation

The data are aggregated to total for the country.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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  • Friday, 11 September 2020 - 11:00

    In July 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation, 2 768 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places were functioned in the country. The total number of the rooms in them was 112.9 thousand and the bed-places were 251.4 thousand. In comparison with July 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 18.4%, and the bed-places in them - by 22.5%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in July 2020 was 2 265.9 thousand, or by 61.9% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in July 2020 reached 122.4 million BGN or by 64.6% less compared to July 2019.

  • Thursday, 27 August 2020 - 11:00

    In July 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 316.6 thousand, or by 59.4% under the registered in July 2019.

    In July 2020, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 705.6 thousand or by 66.1% less in comparison with July 2019.

  • Tuesday, 25 August 2020 - 11:00

    In August 2020, the National Statistical Institute conducted the monthly inquiry survey of the managers of accommodation establishments to gather accurate and timely information on the state and development of their businesses during the ensuing epidemic situation in the country.

  • Friday, 21 August 2020 - 11:00

    In the second quarter of 2020, in a state of emergency and the ensuing epidemic situation in the country, 447.2 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (92.7%) of them travelled only within the country, 6.8% - only abroad and 0.5% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2019 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over decreased by 63.3%.

  • Monday, 10 August 2020 - 11:00

    In June 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation, 2 030 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places were functioned in the country. The total number of the rooms in them was 79.2 thousand and the bed-places were 171.4 thousand. In comparison with June 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 32.7%, and the bed-places in them - by 43.6%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in June 2020 was 495.1 thousand, or by 87.7% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in June 2020 reached 23.1 million BGN or by 88.8% less compared to June 2019.

  • Tuesday, 28 July 2020 - 11:00

    In June 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 286.1 thousand, or by 60.1% under the registered in June 2019.

    In June 2020, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 380.7 thousand or by 75.2% less in comparison with June 2019.

  • Friday, 24 July 2020 - 13:15

    In July 2020, the National Statistical Institute conducted the monthly inquiry survey of the managers of accommodation establishments to gather accurate and timely information on the state and development of their businesses during the ensuing epidemic situation in the country.

  • Friday, 10 July 2020 - 11:00

    In May 2020, in a state of emergency and the ensuing epidemic situation, 1 103 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places were functioned in the country. The total number of the rooms in them was 30.5 thousand and the bed-places were 61.1 thousand. In comparison with May 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 52.6% and the bed-places in them - by 74.1%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in May 2020 was 116.1 thousand, or by 92.0% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in May 2020 reached 5.4 million BGN or by 92.9% less compared to May 2019.

  • Monday, 29 June 2020 - 11:00

    In May 2020, during the state of emergency and followed epidemic situation in the country, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 123.3 thousand, or by 83.8% under the registered in May 2019. In comparison with April 2020 the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad increased by 63.8%.

    In May 2020, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 120.4 thousand or by 87.3% less in comparison with May 2019. Compared to April 2020, an increase of 48.3% was registered.

  • Wednesday, 24 June 2020 - 11:00

    In the first quarter of 2020, 490.7 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (83.3%) of them travelled only within the country, 14.2% - only abroad and 2.5% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2019 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over decreased by 47.2%.

Pages

  • Statistical Yearbook 2013

    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 81st edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2008 - 2012 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2012
    Statistical Yearbook 2012
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to submit to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 80th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.
    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for the 2007 - 2011 period in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.
  • Statistical Reference Book 2013
    Statistical Reference Book 2013
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2013 in English.
    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2008 - 2012 period.
  • Statistical Reference Book 2013 (Bulgarian version)
    Statistical Reference Book 2013 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2013 in Bulgarian.
    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2008 - 2012 period.
  • Bulgaria 2013
    Bulgaria 2013
  • Statistical Reference Book 2012
    Statistical Reference Book 2012
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2012 in English.
    The Statistical Reference Book represents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2007 - 2011 period.
  • Statistical Reference Book 2012 (Bulgarian version)
    Statistical Reference Book 2012 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2012 in Bulgarian.
    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2007 - 2011 period.
  • Bulgaria 2012
    Bulgaria 2012
  • Statistical Yearbook 2011
    Statistical Yearbook 2011
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to submit to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 79th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.
    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for the 2005 - 2010 period in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.
  • Statistical Reference Book 2011
    Statistical Reference Book 2011
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2011 in English. It is a concise form of the same issue in Bulgarian.
    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2006 - 2010 period.

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