The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain plunged 97.7 percent year-on-year in June 2020, after a 100 percent slump in the previous month, amid the easing of coronavirus travel restrictions. Main decreases were recorded in visitors coming from the UK (-99.6 percent to 8.4 thousand), Germany (-97.4 percent to 33.7 thousand) and France (-93.2 percent to 64.9 thousand). Cataluña was the main destination (37.4 percent of total arrivals), followed by Comunitat Valenciana (15.4 percent) and Illes Balears (13.8 percent). Considering the first half of the year, 10.8 million foreign tourists visited Spain, 71.7 percent less than in the same period of 2019.

Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4662.20 Thousand from 1995 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 10493.44 Thousand in July of 2017 and a record low of 0 Thousand in April of 2020. This page provides - Spain Tourist Arrivals - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Spain Tourist Arrivals - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020. source: National Statistics Institute (INE)

Tourist Arrivals in Spain is expected to be 3000.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Spain to stand at 4600.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 2900.00 Thousand in 2021 and 3520.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Tourist Arrivals

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
204.93 0.00 10493.44 0.00 1995 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-05-06 07:00 AM Mar -64.3% 1% -66%
2020-06-01 07:00 AM Apr -100% -64.3% -98%
2020-07-02 07:00 AM May -100% -100% -100%
2020-08-03 07:00 AM Jun -97.7% -100% -82%


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Spain Tourist Arrivals Drop 97.7% in June
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain plunged 97.7 percent year-on-year in June 2020, after a 100 percent slump in the previous month, amid the easing of coronavirus travel restrictions. Main decreases were recorded in visitors coming from the UK (-99.6 percent to 8.4 thousand), Germany (-97.4 percent to 33.7 thousand) and France (-93.2 percent to 64.9 thousand). Cataluña was the main destination (37.4 percent of total arrivals), followed by Comunitat Valenciana (15.4 percent) and Illes Balears (13.8 percent). Considering the first half of the year, 10.8 million foreign tourists visited Spain, 71.7 percent less than in the same period of 2019.
2020-08-03
Spain Posts Biggest Drop in Tourist Arrivals on Record
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain slumped 100 percent year-on-year in April 2020. It was the largest decline in the number of foreign tourist arrivals on record, as the country closed borders due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-01
Spain Posts Largest Fall in Tourist Arrivals on Record
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain plunged 64.3 percent year-on-year to 2.018 million in March 2020. It was the biggest decline in the number of foreign tourist arrivals on record, amid travel restrictions and lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. Main decreases were recorded in visitors coming from the UK (-64.2 percent to 397 thousand), France (-57.3 percent to 288.9 thousand) and Germany (-65.7 percent to 277.7 thousand). Canarias was the main destination (22.8 percent of total arrivals), followed by Cataluña (20.1 percent) and Andalucía (15 percent).
2020-05-06
Spain Foreign Tourist Arrivals Rise 1% in February
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain rose by 1.0 percent year-on-year to 4.424 million in February 2020, with main increases being recorded in the number of visitors coming from the UK (2.4 percent to 907 thousand), France (2.3 percent to 580 thousand) and the Netherlands (19.4 percent to 202 thousand). Meanwhile, arrivals declined from Germany (-1.0 percent to 542 thousand) and Italy (-5.5 percent to 249 thousand). Canarias was the main destination (26.5 percent of total arrivals), followed by Cataluña (21.8 percent) and Andalucía (14.1 percent).
2020-04-02

Spain Tourist Arrivals
The tourism sector accounts for around 12 percent of the Spanish GDP.