Since the beginning of 2023, Russia has taken third place among the leading countries in terms of inbound tourist flow to Israel. This was reported to TRN by the press service of the Ministry of Tourism of the country.
Tourist flow to Israel is growing at a rapid pace. For the first 2 months of 2023, the list of leading countries in terms of incoming tourist flow to Israel includes: USA – 147 thousand tourists (+ 233% compared to January-February 2022 and + 15% compared to the first two months of the record 2019) France – 37.3 thousand tourists (+122% compared to January-February 2022 and – 13% compared to the first two months of the record year 2019) Russia – 35.8 thousand tourists (+451% compared to January-February 2022 and – 9% compared to the first two months of the record 2019) In total, in January and February 2023, 564.4 thousand tourists from all over the world visited Israel, which is 315% more than in the same period in 2022 and 10% less than in the same month of the record pre-pandemic 2019. Of these, 17 thousand travelers arrived in Israel from Russia in February, which is 372% more than in February 2022 and 12% less than in February 2019 .