The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain slipped 84.9% year-on-year to 648,669 in December of 2020, the tenth consecutive monthly fall, affected by the reinstatement of stricter measures to combat the recent surge in virus cases. Main declines were registered in arrivals from the UK (-86% to 109,700), Germany (-83.3% to 82,840) and France (-70.3% to 164,264). Considering 2020, 18.96 million foreign tourists visited Spain, a decline of 77.3 percent from 2019. source: National Statistics Institute (INE)

Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4598.73 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 February of 2021.

Tourist Arrivals in Spain is expected to be 2900.00 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 2400.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 3720.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Tourist Arrivals

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
648.67 456.96 10493.44 0.00 1995 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-03 08:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Sep -87.1% -75.9% -82%
2020-12-02 08:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Oct -87% -87.1% -84%
2021-01-05 08:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Nov -90.2% -87% -82%
2021-02-03 08:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Dec -84.9% -90.2% -86%


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Spain Tourist Arrivals Fall 84.9% in December
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain slipped 84.9% year-on-year to 648,669 in December of 2020, the tenth consecutive monthly fall, affected by the reinstatement of stricter measures to combat the recent surge in virus cases. Main declines were registered in arrivals from the UK (-86% to 109,700), Germany (-83.3% to 82,840) and France (-70.3% to 164,264). Considering 2020, 18.96 million foreign tourists visited Spain, a decline of 77.3 percent from 2019.
2021-02-03
Tourist Arrivals in Spain Plummet for 9th Month
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain slipped 90.2% year-on-year to 0.46 million in November of 2020, the ninth consecutive monthly fall, affected by the reinstatement of stricter measures to combat the recent surge in virus cases. Main declines were registered in arrivals from the UK (-89.9% to 88,150), Germany (-86.6% to 76,322) and France (-88.4% to 66,533).Considering the first eleven months of the year, 18.3 million foreign tourists visited Spain, far below 79.2 million in the same period of 2019.
2021-01-05
Tourist Arrivals in Spain Plunge for 8th Month
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain plummeted 87% year-on-year to 1.02 million in October of 2020, the eighth consecutive monthly fall, after authorities reimposed travel restrictions to curb a surge in coronavirus infections. Main declines were registered in arrivals from France (-57.2 percent to 381,857), the UK (-91 percent to 148,540) and Germany (-92.7 percent to 82,509). Considering the first ten months of the year, 17.9 million foreign tourists visited Spain, well below 74.7 million in the same period of 2019.
2020-12-02
Tourist Arrivals in Spain Fall for 7th Month
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain plunged 87.1 percent year-on-year to 1.14 million in September of 2020, the seventh consecutive monthly fall, as the reinstatement of stricter measures to contain the recent surge in virus cases dissuaded many from traveling. Main declines were observed in arrivals from France (-60.4 percent to 389,773), the UK (-92.3 percent to 161,899) and Germany (-92.8 percent to 90,495). Considering the first nine months of the year, 16.8 million foreign tourists visited Spain, well below 67.1 million in the same period of 2019.
2020-11-03

Spain Tourist Arrivals
The tourism sector accounts for around 12 percent of the Spanish GDP and 13 percent of employment.