Half of them are from Russia.
In 2019, 10.4 million travelers visited St. Petersburg, according to the city administration press office. 5.5 million of them were Russian citizens, 4.9 million were foreigners.
Compared to 2018, the number of travelers visiting St. Petersburg grew by 26.8%. Specialist believe the growth has to do with the increasing number of direct flights from St. Petersburg. In 2019, 14 new flight destinations were added.
The number of visitors grows during important sports events and festivals. In 2019, 10% more travelers visited St. Petersburg during business forums.
Since October 1, 2019, electronic visas are available for foreign visitors. During the four months since e-visas were introduced, over 112 thousand people applied for them.
Photo: St. Petersburg TV channel