10 popular countries for Russians

Turkey, Abkhazia, Finland, Kazakhstan and China have become for Russians the most attractive for travel in 2019, said the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) with reference to data of the border service of FSB of Russia.

In 2019 Russian citizens travelled to 176 countries and increased the number of visits abroad by 8 percent from 44.6 million to 48 million trips.

a third of the annual growth of outbound tourism has provided Turkey. Travel in post-Soviet countries accounted for 30.6 percent of all foreign visits from Russia. The flow to these countries increased in 2019 by 6 percent.

Without division of travel tourism and others in the exit flow from Russia to 2019 leading 10 countries:

1. Turkey (7 million trips, an increase by 2018 18.5 percent).

2. Abkhazia (4.8 million trips, +6.5%)

3. Finland (4 million trips, +7.9%)

4. Kazakhstan (3.4 million, +7.5%)

5. China (2.6 million, +13.5%)

6. Ukraine (2.6 million, + 10.5%)

7. Estonia (1.9 million, +0.8%)

8. Germany (1.42 million trips, +1.3 per cent)

9. Italy (1.36 million, +16.7 per cent)

10. Thailand (1.2 million, +0.6 percent).

this “top ten” countries accounted for 63 percent of all trips (all purposes of trip).

the CIS countries account for almost half of all trips of Russians abroad — 46.5% of the total outbound tourist flow.

the top 10 countries bordering Russia, accounted for 71.7 percent of the total outbound tourist flow in foreign countries. Here is the leader of the Turkey – it accounts for one-third of such trips. The United States was even outside the top 20 popular countries for Russians (+2.2 percent by 2019, 251 037 trips.

In the first place by popularity in far abroad countries Turkey (7 million visits). In second place — Germany (1.42 million), the third — italiI (1.36 million), followed by Thailand (1.2 million), Spain (1.06 million), UAE (997 thousand), Cyprus (901 thousand), Greece (998 thousand), Tunisia (672 thousand), closes the “top ten” — Vietnam (599 thousand).