The number of foreigners visiting Turkey plunged 99.3 percent year-on-year to 24,238 in April of 2020, on the back of the coronavirus pandemic. There was a decline in the number of tourists coming from Bulgaria (-97.6 percent) and Russia (-99.8 percent).

Tourist Arrivals in Turkey averaged 1789853.58 from 1993 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 6617380 in July of 2019 and a record low of 24238 in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Turkey Tourist Arrivals - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Turkey Tourist Arrivals - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020. source: Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Turkey

Tourist Arrivals in Turkey is expected to be 1000000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Turkey to stand at 1900000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Turkey Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 2300000.00 in 2021 and 2360000.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Turkey Tourist Arrivals

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
24238.00 718097.00 6617380.00 24238.00 1993 - 2020 Monthly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-24 08:00 AM Jan 16.1% 10.11%
2020-03-23 08:00 AM Feb 3.8% 16.1% 7%
2020-04-30 08:15 AM Mar -67.8% 3.8% -30%
2020-05-22 08:00 AM Apr -99.26% -67.83% -97%

News Stream
Turkey Foreign Tourist Arrivals Slump in March
The number of foreigners visiting Turkey tumbled 67.8 percent year-on-year to 718,097 in March 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. There was a decline in the number of tourists coming from Bulgaria (-62.2 percent), Russia (-43.7 percent), Germany (-61.0 percent), Georgia (-54.7 percent) and the UK (-55.3 percent).
Turkey Tourist Arrivals Rise 3.8% YoY in February
The number of foreigners visiting Turkey increased 3.8 percent year-on-year to 1.73 million in February of 2020. This was the smallest rise in tourist arrivals for a February month since 2017, hurt by the coronavirus panic. Tourists came mostly from Germany (up 19.1 percent, accounting for 9.2 percent of total visitors), Bulgaria (up 8.3 percent, accounting for 8.8 percent), Georgia (up 10.1 percent, accounting for 7.7 percent) and Russia (up 22.2 percent, accounting for 6.2 percent). Meanwhile, arrivals declined from Iran (-11.5 percent, accounting for 5.6 percent).
Turkey Foreign Tourist Arrivals Rise 16.1% in January
The number of foreigners visiting Turkey increased 16.1 percent year-on-year to 1.79 million in January 2020, with tourists coming mostly from Bulgaria (up 21.2 percent, accounting for 9.1 percent of total visitors), Georgia (up 18.1 percent, accounting for 7.4 percent), Russia (up 42.4 percent, accounting for 7.3 percent), Germany (up 19.9 percent, accounting for 6.9 percent) and Iran (up 24.8 percent, accounting for 6.7 percent).
Turkey Tourist Arrivals Rise the Least in 7 Months
The number of foreigners visiting Turkey increased 10.1 percent year-on-year to 2.14 million in December of 2019, the smallest annual gain since May of 2019. Most tourists came from Bulgaria (up 11 percent, accounting for 10.7 percent of total visitors), Germany (up 7.6 percent, accounting for 8.9 percent), Georgia (up 17.5 percent, accounting for 7.6 percent), Iran (up 25.3 percent, accounting for 6.3 percent) and Russia (up 31.6 percent, accounting for 6.1 percent). Considering full 2019, foreign tourist arrivals rose 14.1 percent to 45.06 million, after a 14.1 percent rise in 2018.

Turkey Tourist Arrivals
In Turkey, tourist arrivals refer to the number of visiting foreigners.