Schengen visa statistics for 2018 have been announced. According to the data compiled by B2Press; the percentage of those applied to the Schengen visa from Turkey decreased by 10.5 percent compared to 2017. The rejection rates received as a result of the applications increased by 18 percent and reached 74,360.
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ISTANBUL (TR) - The online PR agency B2Press reviewed the Schengen visa statistics for 2018 by the European Travel Information and Authorization System. The Schengen visa, which provides the opportunity to travel to 22 member states of the European Union and 4 member states of the European Free Trade Union (EFTA), has received 16 million 7,785 applications from all over the world. to get a Schengen visa In 2018 the number of applicants from Turkey decreased by 10.5 percent compared to the previous year was 879 thousand 238 people. The rejection rate of applications to the Schengen visa from Turkey rose by 17.8 percent by 2017 reached 74 thousand 360. In the same period, the rejection rates of the Schengen visa applications from all over the world increased by 16.5 percent. In 2018, Belgium rejected 20 percent of the applications, making Schengen the most difficult country to visit, while Germany and Estonia, with 17 percent, ranked second and the Netherlands third, with 16 percent. Sweden has the easiest Schengen visa with a 1 percent rejection rate.
According to the review of B2Press, which examines the most applicants for the Schengen visa in 2018; Russia was in the first place with 3 million 695 thousand 670 applications, in second place was the People's Republic of China with 2 million 818 thousand 974 applications and in third place was India with 1 million 81 thousand 359 applications. A total of 879 thousand 238 while the fourth declined to order the applicant Turkey. Schengen country, where the Turkish citizens make the most applications, was Germany with 237 thousand 460 applications, Greece was the second with 144 thousand 480 and France was third with 128 thousand 655 applications.
Turkey Statistical Institute (TSI) in 2018. According to the data of 8 million 657 thousand 219 Turkish citizens leaving abroad, became the most visited country Bulgaria. Bulgaria was visited by 843 thousand 916 people, followed by France with 781 thousand 752 people and Georgia with 777 thousand 177 visitors.
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