ArmInfo. Despite a significant migration flow from Russia and Ukraine due to geopolitical developments, the negative migration balance of Armenia exceeded 2.4 thousand people in Q1 2022. This is evidenced by the statistical data of the border electronic control system.
Meanwhile, during this period, 185,713 citizens of the Republic of Armenia (42.3% of the total number of migrants) returned to Armenia from abroad, which is almost 3 times more than a year ago. 193,853 Armenian citizens left the country (43.9% of the total number of migrants), with y-o-y growth of 52.5%. Thus, the negative balance of migration of Armenian citizens in Q1 2022 amounted to 8,140 people, a year ago this figure was several times higher. It should be noted that a year earlier, after the 44-day Artsakh war, 127,338 citizens of the Republic of Armenia (61.5% of the total number of those who left) left Armenia in the reporting period, while 63,625 Armenian citizens arrived in the Republic (42.1% of the total number of those who left). As a result, in Q1 2021 the negative migration balance of Armenia amounted to 63,713 citizens.
According to the data of the Passport and Visa Center of the RA Police, a total of 4,376 people were registered during the reporting period, with a decrease of 1% over the year. They were mainly citizens from the Russian Federation, Georgia and Lebanon. 5,217 people were deregistered (with a y-o-y growth of 2%), of which the vast majority are citizens of Russia, Georgia, the Republic of Artsakh, France and Germany.
During the reporting period, 249,361 people visited Armenia for tourism purposes, which is 2.9 times higher than a year ago.