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).

Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4707.68 Thousand from 1995 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 10493.44 Thousand in July of 2017 and a record low of 1397.41 Thousand in January of 1995. 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 May of 2020. source: National Statistics Institute (INE)

Tourist Arrivals in Spain is expected to be 2500.00 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 4000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 4900.00 Thousand in 2021 and 5520.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Tourist Arrivals

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2018.32 4423.58 10493.44 1397.41 1995 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-03 08:00 AM Dec -0.9% 2.8%
2020-03-02 08:00 AM Jan -1.4% -0.9%
2020-04-02 07:00 AM Feb 1% -1.4%
2020-05-06 07:00 AM Mar -64.3% 1% -66%


News Stream
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 Fall 1.4% in January
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain dropped 1.4 percent year-on-year to 4.1 million in January 2020, following a 0.9 percent fall in the previous month. Main declines were recorded in the number of visitors coming from the UK (-11 percent to 719 thousand), Germany (-4.6 percent to 494 thousand), Italy (-4.7 percent to 234 thousand), Portugal (-8 percent to 130 thousand), Belgium (-1.2 percent to 119 thousand) and Ireland (-4.8 percent to 85 thousand). Meanwhile, arrivals increased from France (7.7 percent to 480 thousand) and the Netherlands (+7.1 percent to 163 thousand). Canarias was the main destination (26.6 percent of total arrivals), followed by Cataluña (21 percent) and Madrid (14.8 percent).
2020-03-02
Spain Tourist Arrivals Fall 0.9% YoY in December
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain went down by 0.9 percent year-on-year to 4.3 million in December 2019, following a 2.8 percent gain in November. Main declines were recorded in the number of visitors coming from the UK (-7.7 percent to 791 thousand), Germany (-7.4 percent to 497 thousand), Portugal (-8.4 percent to 137 thousand) and Ireland (-10 percent to 84 thousand). On the other hand, arrivals increased from France (+0.5 percent to 557 thousand), Italy (+2.7 percent to 306 thousand), the Netherlands (+6.9 percent to 164 thousand) and Belgium (+12.3 percent to 130 thousand). Canarias was the main destination (27.8 percent of total arrivals), followed by Cataluña (23 percent) and Andalucia (13 percent).
2020-02-03

Spain Tourist Arrivals
The tourism sector accounts for around 15 percent of the Spanish GDP.