BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 4. The number of foreigners and stateless persons from 149 countries who visited Azerbaijan from January through March 2022 has notably increased, Trend reports citing the State Statistics Committee.
According to the committee, this indicator amounted to 246,200, which is 2.1 times more on annual basis.
The committee said that 27.4 percent of the foreigners and stateless persons came from Russia, 24.7 percent - from Turkey, 14.4 percent - from Iran, 5.8 percent - from Georgia, 3.4 percent - from Ukraine, 3.1 percent - from UAE and Saudi Arabia, two percent - from Pakistan, 1.6 percent – Kuwait, and 1.3 percent - Kazakhstan.
Some 1.2 percent of the visitors accounted for the UK and India each, 0.7 percent – for Germany, Oman, Belarus, and the US each, 0.6 percent – for Uzbekistan and Israel each, and 6.6 percent - for other countries.
Besides, according to the committee, 44.2 percent of the foreigners and stateless persons arrived in Azerbaijan by rail and road, 54 percent by air, and 1.8 percent by sea.
The number of the visitors from Oman increased by 649 times, Saudi Arabia – by 168.5 times, Kuwait – by 167.1 times, UAE – by 47.7 times, Bahrain – by 50.4 times, Israel – by 6.3 times, Pakistan – by 29.5 times, India - by 11 times, the US – 5.6 times, France - 3.5 times, and Kazakhstan - 3.6 times year on year.
At the same time, the number of visitors from Russia grew by 1.7 times, the UK – by 2.2 times, Ukraine - by three times, Iran and Turkey - by 1.9 times, and Georgia - by 14.9 percent compared to 1Q2021.