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Georgia Reports 5.49mln Visits by Foreign Citizens in 2014
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 7 Jan.'15 / 17:09


Figures from the official statistics show number of entries into Georgia by foreign citizens per year starting from 2006 and year-on-year percentage change. The figures represent an aggregate number of entries into the country without breakdown by purpose of the visit. Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs

Visits to Georgia by foreign citizens reached 5,493,492 in 2014, 1.88% increase over the previous year, according to statistics, compiled by the Interior Ministry based on border crossing data.

In these data, travelers entering into Georgia and staying in the country for more than 24 hours are classified as “tourists”.

Of these total of 5.49 million visits registered in 2014, 2,218,050 were identified as “tourists”, a 7.39% increase over 2013, according to these official figures.

Citizens from Georgia’s neighboring states made up the largest share in total visits in 2014.

Turkish citizens led the pack again in 2014 with 1.43 million entries into Georgia, down by 10.1% compared to 2013, followed by Armenian citizens with 1.32 million entries (2.3% y/y increase); Azerbaijani citizens – 1.28 million (19.2% y/y increase); Russian citizens – 810,233 (5.58% y/y increase); Ukrainian citizens – 143,157 (12.9% y/y increase). Number of visits by Iranian citizens more than halved to 41,747 in 2014.

Number of visits to Georgia by citizens from the EU-member states increased 11% y/y, reaching 230,323 in 2014.

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