The number of visitor arrivals in New Zealand increased 70.1% year-on-year to 54303 in April of 2022, the highest since May last year, as border restrictions have been relaxed in recent months. Almost 80% of arrivals were from Australia, followed by the United Kingdom (4%) and United States (3%). source: Statistics New Zealand

Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand averaged 65349.66 from 1921 until 2022, 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 June of 2022.

Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand is expected to be 280000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the New Zealand Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 250000.00 in 2023 and 295000.00 in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Tourist Arrivals

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-11 10:45 PM Mar 517% -1.2% 22%
2022-06-12 10:45 PM Apr 70.1% 517% 115%

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 263.00 440.00 NZD Million May 2022
Current Account -6143.00 -7340.00 NZD Million Mar 2022
Current Account to GDP -2.70 -3.60 percent of GDP Dec 2020
Exports 6950.00 6160.00 NZD Million May 2022
Imports 6690.00 5720.00 NZD Million May 2022
Terms of Trade 1526.00 1517.00 points Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment 2453.00 2508.00 NZD Million Mar 2022
Capital Flows 4373.00 6785.00 NZD Million Mar 2022
Tourist Arrivals 54303.00 28624.00 Apr 2022

New Zealand Tourist Arrivals
In New Zealand, visitor arrivals measure the total number of overseas visitors which intended length of stay is less than 12 months.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
54303.00 28624.00 529255.00 40.00 1921 - 2022 Monthly

News Stream
New Zealand Tourist Arrivals Continue to Rise
The number of visitor arrivals in New Zealand jumped by 517% year-on-year to 28,624 in March of 2022, as border restrictions were relaxed. “From late February 2022, the New Zealand Government started opening its border in stages, including for New Zealand citizens coming back from anywhere in the world,” population indicators manager Tehseen Islam said. “This has seen the number of people crossing the border lift compared with previous months.”, it was added.
New Zealand Tourist Arrivals Decline in January
The number of visitor arrivals in New Zealand sank by 26 year-on-year to 4,003 in January of 2022, with biggest decreases seen in arrivals from Australia (-500), Samoa (-300), the United States (-200), and the United Kingdom (-200). The number of overseas visitor arrivals from Vanuatu was up 400 however, which coincided with arrivals under the Recognised Seasonal Employer programme. Provisional data for February 2022 shows a small increase in visitor arrivals as the New Zealand Government has announced its five-step plan for reopening the borders, beginning on 28 February 2022.
New Zealand Tourist Arrivals Extend Recovery in December
The number of visitor arrivals in New Zealand rose by 4.4 percent year-on-year in December of 2021, receiving 6,161 short-term visitors in total. New Zealand saw 419 more visitors from Vanuatu and 445 more from Samoa, while those from Australia decreased by 494 people and those from the UK fell by 452 persons. On a monthly basis, visitor arrivals increased by roughly 860 from 5,309 in November. Considering 2021 as a whole, New Zealand welcomed 206,862 visitors, 79.2 percent less than in 2020.