The number of tourists from China to Russia increased 2019 12%

the number of Tourists from China to Russia increased in 2019 to 12 percent annually, including the number of tourists from China to Moscow and St. Petersburg rose by 23%, according to the Association “World without borders”.

the Most popular among Chinese tourists are Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Primorsky Krai and Amur oblast.

meanwhile, the number of visa-free travel of Chinese in the border regions of the Russian Far East has decreased in 2019: in Zabaykalsky Krai — 4% to 38 thousand trips, in Khabarovsk Krai — 34% to 15.1 thousand trips to the Primorsky Krai by 13% to 169.9 thousand trips.

When this amount of travel of the Chinese in the Amur oblast increased by 15% to 116 thousand Nearly ten-fold increase in Chinese tourists to the Sverdlovsk region — 2410 253 tourists vs tourists in 2018, the role played by the increase of transit tourists from South-East Asia through the airport “Koltsovo”.

the Transit of Chinese nationals through the airport “Tolmachevo” increased by 33% to 40 thousand people.

overall, the Chinese have made on visa-free regime 381 thousand trips to Russia, 16% more than in 2018 the number of Tourists in Primorsky Krai increased by 78%, in Irkutsk oblast — 85%. The number of trips of the Chinese in the TRANS-Baikal and the Khabarovsk territory decreased by 42% and 78%, respectively.