Overseas visitor arrivals to New Zealand jumped 2531.6 year-on-year to 57,605 in May 2021, the highest number since March 2020, when the country's government introduced strict international travel restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Two-way quarantine-free travel opened with Australia on 19 April 2021 and with the Cook Islands on 17 May 2021. Since then there have been occasional travel restrictions affecting travel with selected Australian states and territories. The biggest changes in arrivals were from Australia (up 52,500), Cook Islands (up 400), the United Kingdom (up 300) and the United States (up 200). In the May 2021 year compared with the May 2020 year, the number of overseas visitor arrivals was 138,000, down by 3.0 million. source: Statistics New Zealand
Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand averaged 65786.19 from 1921 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 529255 in December of 2018 and a record low of 40 in April of 1942. This page provides the latest reported value for - New Zealand Tourist Arrivals - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. New Zealand Tourist Arrivals - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.
Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand is expected to be 45000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand to stand at 280000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 250000.00 in 2022 and 295000.00 in 2023, according to our econometric models.