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Number of Turkish and Arab Tourists Doubled in Ukraine

Ukraine received more than 3 million tourists in the January-September period, an increase of 12.6% compared to last year. While the most tourists came to the country from Moldova with 744,630, Russia took second place with 411,373 tourists, and Poland took third place with 209,039 tourists. 

Arab tourists due to quarantine in Europe were forced to look for new travel destinations and thus discovered Ukraine.

According to the State Border Service, in the first half of 2021 alone, over 17 thousand tourists from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain visited Ukraine. This is ten times more than in previous years. In the first place are tourists from Saudi Arabia. Their number exceeds 14 thousand.

According to the data released by the Official Tourism Agency of Ukraine, approximately 172,000 Turkish tourists traveled to Ukraine in the first nine months. According to the data of the institution, the number of Turkish tourists going to Ukraine increased by 91.4% in the January-September 21 period compared to the previous year.