New Zealand international visitor arrivals declined 98.9 percent in December after falling 98.6 percent in the prior month, as the country remained under border restrictions to contain the coronavirus threat. Overseas visitor arrivals were down by 522,300 to 5,900 in December 2020, compared with December 2019. Visitors declined mainly from Australia (-194.6 thousand), the United States (-56 thousand), United Kingdom (-41 thousand), and China (-36.7 thousand). In the December 2020 year compared with the previous twelve months period, the number of overseas arrivals was 996,400, down by 2.89 million. source: Statistics New Zealand

Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand averaged 66032.27 from 1921 until 2020, 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 February of 2021.

Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand is expected to be 20000.00 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 155000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 295000.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Tourist Arrivals

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5900.00 5116.00 529255.00 40.00 1921 - 2020 Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-11 09:45 PM Sep -96.7% -96.9% -95.7%
2020-12-13 09:45 PM Oct -96.8% -96.7% -96.1%
2021-01-20 09:45 PM Nov -98.6% -98.2% -96%
2021-02-15 09:45 PM Dec -98.9% -98.6% -97%


News Stream
New Zealand Visitor Arrivals Drop Further
New Zealand international visitor arrivals declined 98.9 percent in December after falling 98.6 percent in the prior month, as the country remained under border restrictions to contain the coronavirus threat. Overseas visitor arrivals were down by 522,300 to 5,900 in December 2020, compared with December 2019. Visitors declined mainly from Australia (-194.6 thousand), the United States (-56 thousand), United Kingdom (-41 thousand), and China (-36.7 thousand). In the December 2020 year compared with the previous twelve months period, the number of overseas arrivals was 996,400, down by 2.89 million.
2021-02-15
New Zealand Tourist Arrivals Still Weak
Overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand dropped by 307,904 or 98.4 percent year-on-year to 5116 in November of 2020 as coronavirus travel and border restrictions have reduced migrant arrivals and departures to low levels in recent months. Visitors declined mainly from Australia (down 128,400), the UK down (21,700) and the US (down 38,400). In the November 2020 year compared with the November 2019 year, the number of New Zealand resident traveler arrivals was 873,800, down by 2.21 million.
2021-01-20
New Zealand Tourist Arrivals Plunge 97%
Overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand dropped by 274,782 or 96.8 percent year-on-year to 9,052 in October of 2020 as coronavirus travel and border restrictions have reduced migrant arrivals and departures to low levels in recent months. Visitors declined mainly from Australia (-97.7 percent), the UK (-91.1 percent) and the US (-96.1 percent). Arrivals for the year ended October of 2020 were 1.90 million, down 2.01 million from the corresponding period of 2019.
2020-12-14
New Zealand Tourist Arrivals Remain Weak
Overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand dropped by 243,289 or 96.7 percent year-on-year to 8,550 in September of 2020, as coronavirus travel and border restrictions have reduced migrant arrivals and departures to record low levels in recent months. Visitors declined mainly from Australia (-97.8 percent), the UK (-84.6 percent) and the US (-93.8 percent). Arrivals for the year ended September of 2020 were 2.17 million, down 1.73 million from the year ended September of 2019.
2020-11-11

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.