The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain dropped 75.9 percent year-on-year to 2.44 million in August of 2020, the sixth consecutive fall and following a 75 percent plunge in the previous month. However, the easing of coronavirus travel restrictions during the Summer season had helped the tourism sector but still, figures remain a fourth of the pre-pandemic levels. Main declines were recorded in visitors coming from France (-57.2 percent to 863,655), Germany (-73.6 percent to 298,217) and the UK (-88.2 percent to 256,528). Considering the first eight months of the year, 15.7 million foreign tourists visited Spain, well below 58.1 million in the same period of 2019.

Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4647.86 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 October of 2020. source: National Statistics Institute (INE)

Tourist Arrivals in Spain is expected to be 1800.00 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 6500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 2400.00 Thousand in 2021 and 3720.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Tourist Arrivals

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2443.00 2464.44 10493.44 0.00 1995 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-02 07:00 AM May -100% -100% -100%
2020-08-03 07:00 AM Jun -97.7% -100% -82%
2020-09-01 07:00 AM Jul -75% -97.7% -92%
2020-10-02 07:00 AM Aug -75.9% -75% -80%


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Tourist Arrivals in Spain Shrink for 6th Month
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain dropped 75.9 percent year-on-year to 2.44 million in August of 2020, the sixth consecutive fall and following a 75 percent plunge in the previous month. However, the easing of coronavirus travel restrictions during the Summer season had helped the tourism sector but still figures remain a fourth of the pre-pandemic levels. Main declines were recorded in visitors coming from France (-57.2 percent to 863,655), Germany (-73.6 percent to 298,217) and the UK (-88.2 percent to 256,528). Considering the first eight months of the year, 15.7 million foreign tourists visited Spain, well below 58.1 million in the same period of 2019.
2020-10-02
Spain Tourist Arrivals Fall 75% in July
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain dropped 75 percent year-on-year in July 2020, after a 75 percent plunge in the previous month, amid the easing of coronavirus travel restrictions. Main declines were recorded in visitors coming from the UK (-82.5 percent to 377.9 thousand), Germany (-65.2 percent to 432.3 thousand) and France (-58.4 percent to 597.2 thousand). Illes Balears (13.8 percent) was the main destination (23.9 percent of total arrivals), followed by Cataluña (17.7 percent) and Comunitat Valenciana (15.5 percent). Considering the first seven months of the year, 13.2 million foreign tourists visited Spain, 72.4 percent less than in the same period of 2019.
2020-09-01
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 Tourist Arrivals
The tourism sector accounts for around 12 percent of the Spanish GDP.