Foreigners visiting Turkey double year-on-year to 3.5 million in October

Published on : Thursday, November 25, 2021

The number of foreigners visiting Turkey doubled year-on-year to 3.5 million in October, revealed Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry.


The figure went down 19% from its pre-pandemic level of 4.3 million foreigners in October 2019.


The Mediterranean resort city of Antalya was the best attraction for foreign visitors, welcoming around 1.6 million this October.


Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city by population, attracted 1.2 million foreign tourists and Edirne in northwestern Turkey, which borders both Bulgaria and Greece, welcomed 244,002 foreigners in October.


Turkey witnessed 9.8 million visitors, including Turkish citizens living abroad, in October.


Russians made up 26% or 905,379 of all visitors, followed by 476,370 Germans, 217,608 Ukrainians, 171,601 Bulgarians, and 155,714 Iranians.

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