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Turkish foreign arrivals surge to nearly four mln in Aug: Ministry

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The number of foreign visitors arriving in Turkey jumped to 3.982 million in August, data showed on Friday, surging more than 119 percent from a year earlier when strict COVID-19 measures were still in place but less than two thirds of the number in 2019.

Turkey began closing borders and restricting activity when its first COVID-19 case was recorded in March last year. There were only 1.8 million foreign arrivals in August 2020, compared to 6.3 million in the same month in 2019.

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In the first eight months as a whole, foreign arrivals rose 93.94 percent from last year but were less than half of the number in the same period in 2019.

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