The number of tourists who arrived in Azerbaijan from Egypt, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, India, China, Georgia and South Korea increased and the number of tourists from the Gulf countries decreased in January 2019, Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee on Feb. 25.

In January 2019, 191,600 foreigners and stateless people from 143 countries visited Azerbaijan (a 2.9 percent increase compared to January 2018).

Thus, 29.4 percent accounted for the Russians, 29.1 percent Georgian citizens, 11.2 percent Turkish citizens, 5.4 percent Iranian citizens, 4.5 percent UAE citizens, 1.7 percent Ukrainian citizens, 1.3 percent Iraqi citizens, 17.3 percent - citizens of other countries, 0.1 percent - stateless people.

Among those who arrived in Azerbaijan in January 2019 the number of tourists from Egypt increased by 4.5 times, tourists from Pakistan by twofold, tourists from Turkmenistan by 1.7 times, tourists from India by 1.4 times, tourists from China by 26.5 percent, tourists from Georgia by 21.9 percent, tourists from South Korea by 15.2 percent.

The number of tourists from the Gulf countries decreased by 13.3 percent and reached 28,500 people in January 2019 compared to January 2018.

In January 2019, the number of tourists from the EU countries increased by 0.9 percent and reached 5,800 people, the number of tourists from the CIS countries - decreased by 0.2 percent and reached 67,200 people.

Meanwhile, 63.8 percent of tourists arrived by trains or vehicles, 35.4 percent - by planes, 0.8 percent - by ships.

Source: TREND News Agency