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In April, Bulgarians travelled mainly to Turkey and Greece

Highway to Kulata border checkpoint
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The gradual lifting of restrictions due to the pandemic has opened up opportunities for more travel. In April, the trips of Bulgarians increased by 117.7% compared to a year earlier, when they were 590,000,  data from the National Statistical Institute show.

29% of the trips in April were for recreation and vacation purposes, 44.2 % - for visiting relatives, attending cultural and sports events, and 26.9% - for business purposes.

The largest number of trips were made to Turkey - 163,800, to Greece - 135,800, to Serbia - 50,900 and to Romania - 47,800. The same number of Bulgarians travelled to North Macedonia and Italy - 27,400.

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