ArmInfo. In H1 2022, 213,652 citizens of the Republic of Armenia (32.7% of the total number of migrants) returned to Armenia from abroad, which is 56% more than a year ago. According to the data of the border electronic management system, during the reporting period, 255,460 citizens of the Republic of Armenia left the country (40.1% of the total number of migrants), with a y-o-y increase of 19.1%.
Thus, the negative balance of migration in H1 2022 amounted to 41,808 people, which is 46% lower than a year ago.
In general, during the reporting period, 653,058 people arrived in Armenia from abroad, with an increase of 93.3% over the year, and 636,979 people left country, with a y-o-y increase of 68%. Thus, the positive balance amounted to 16,079 people, while a year earlier for the same period, the migration balance was negative - 41,318 people.
According to the data of the Passport and Visa Center of the RA Police, a total of 8907 people were registered during the reporting period (y-o-y decline of 3%). They were mainly citizens from the Russian Federation, Georgia and Lebanon. 10994 people were deregistered (y-o-y growth of 0.3%), of which the overwhelming majority are citizens of Russia, France, the USA, Germany, Georgia, the Republic of Artsakh.
In addition, according to statistical data, H1 2022, 3,770 foreign citizens received residence permits in Armenia, of which 2,319 had a temporary status, and, accordingly, 1,451 had a permanent status.
At the same time, the overwhelming majority of those who received a residence permit are citizens of the Russian Federation - 1,059 people (257 - temporary status, 802 - permanent status), followed by citizens of India - 801 people (786 - temporary, 15 - permanent), Iran - 547 people (435 - temporary, 112 - permanent), Georgia - 175 people (58 - temporary, 117 - permanent), and Ukraine closes the top five - 151 people (72 - temporary, 79 - permanent).
During the reporting period, 588,731 tourists visited Armenia for tourism purposes, which is 2.4-fold higher than a year ago.