Russia Versus Ukraine War affects Tanzania-bound Tourists Traffic from Eastern Europe

Moscow is cultivating interest in Tanzanian Tourism

The Czar is here. At least he used to jet into Tanzania for leisure travels.

Russia cushioned the country’s travel industry during the two darks years in which the world was tightly locked down due to the Corona Pandemic.

Now that global travel is resuming, Russia travellers are again being constrained with the ongoing war in the Eastern Europe.

Tanzania was then receiving More tourists from Russia than anywhere else, during this Covid-19 era.

Between January and June 2021 for instance, nearly 75,000 visitors from Moscow toured Tanzania, according to Data from National Bureau of Statistics.

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Kenya ranked second in sending large number of tourists to Tanzania during the pandemic days.

Nearly 35,000 visitors from Nairobi visited the country in the first half of the year.

Border entries between Kenya and Tanzania

The little mentioned Burundi, surprisingly was listed at Number Three as among the top sources of tourists to Tanzania during pandemic times. Bujumbura brought 26,200 visitors in that period.

From South of the Border, Malawi managed to send an average of 18,500 tourists to Tanzania.

Also the hardly mentioned is Poland, ranked high as far as producing more visitors this year. Poland brought 16,351 tourists to Tanzania in the first half of the year.

Then at Number Six comes the United States. America is where 16,200 tourists came from this year. In other times the US would rank higher.

Rwanda also managed to bring 14,017 tourists to Tanzania between January and June this year.

Tanzania also received 11,917 visitors from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

At least, 10,572 tourists who visited Tanzania in 2021 hailed from Zambia.

Closing in at number ten comes France which sent to Tanzania, 10,332 tourists.

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