The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain rebounded to 630,647 in April of 2021, from a record low of 0 arrivals in the same month of last year, when the country closed its borders amid the pandemic. It was the first yearly increase in tourist arrivals since the onset of the pandemic, led by tourists from Germany (143,769 tourists); followed by France (116,340 tourists); Italy (40,509 tourists); and Switzerland (38,502 tourists). The most visited Spanish autonomous regions were the Balearic Islands (124,674 tourists); followed by the Canary Islands (109,468 tourists); and Catalunya (94,391). Considering the first four months of 2021, 1.84 million tourists have visited Spain, a 82.6 percent drop from the same period of 2020. source: National Statistics Institute (INE)

Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4546.34 Thousand from 1995 until 2021, 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 June of 2021.

Tourist Arrivals in Spain is expected to be 3400.00 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 3200.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 3220.00 Thousand in 2022 and 4150.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Tourist Arrivals

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
630.65 490.09 10493.44 0.00 1995 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-02 08:00 AM Jan -89.5% -84.9% -80%
2021-04-06 07:00 AM Feb -93.6% -89.5% -84.2%
2021-05-06 07:00 AM Mar -75.5% -93.6% -84%
2021-06-01 07:00 AM Apr 630.6K 490.1K


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Spain Tourist Arrivals Rebound in April
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain rebounded to 630,647 in April of 2021, from a record low of 0 arrivals in the same month of last year, when the country closed its borders amid the pandemic. It was the first yearly increase in tourist arrivals since the onset of the pandemic, led by tourists from Germany (143,769 tourists); followed by France (116,340 tourists); Italy (40,509 tourists); and Switzerland (38,502 tourists). The most visited Spanish autonomous regions were the Balearic Islands (124,674 tourists); followed by the Canary Islands (109,468 tourists); and Catalunya (94,391). Considering the first four months of 2021, 1.84 million tourists have visited Spain, a 82.6 percent drop from the same period of 2020.
2021-06-01
Spain Tourist Arrivals Slump for 13th Month
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain fell 75.5 percent year-on-year to 490.1 thousand in March of 2021, the lowest level for that month since at least 1995. It was the 13th consecutive monthly decline in tourist arrivals as the global pandemic continued to weigh on the key tourism sector. Among top source markets, decreases were seen from France (-61.8 percent to 109,647), Germany (-63.6 percent to 99,516), Italy (-51 percent to 30,561), Portugal (-65.5 percent to 23,687) and the UK (´-95.4 percent to 18,216). Considering the first three months of 2021, 1.2 million tourists visited Spain, 88.6 percent less than in the same period of 2020. Meanwhile, Spain aims to reopen to overseas holidaymakers from June under the Covid digital health certificate scheme, under which tourists could show they have been vaccinated, tested negative or recently recovered from the virus.
2021-05-06
Spain Tourist Arrivals Plunge for 12th Month
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain slipped 93.6 percent year-on-year to 284.3 thousand in February of 2021, the lowest level for a February month since at least 1995. It was the 12th consecutive monthly decline in tourist arrivals amid the global pandemic. Among top source markets, decreases were seen from France (-87.4 percent to 74,797), Germany (-93.1 percent to 36,856), Portugal (-89.1 percent to 19,880), Italy (-92.4 percent to 19,469) and the UK (-98.4 percent to 14,319). Canary Islands (-93.7 percent to 74.280), Catalunia (-94.4 percent to 54,020), Comunidad de Madrid (-93.9 percent to 31,580) and Andalusia (-95.4 percent to 428.661) were among the destinations most affected. Considering the first two months of 2021, 718,613 tourists visited Spain, far below 8.6 million in the same period of 2020.
2021-04-06
Spain Tourist Arrivals Fall 89.5% in January
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain sank 89.5 percent year-on-year to 434.4 thousand in January 2021, following an 84.9 percent fall in the previous month, amid tighter coronavirus restrictions. Main declines were registered in arrivals from France (-75.5 percent to 117,625), Germany (-89.7 percent to 51,098), Portugal (-77.9 percent to 28,747) and the UK (-96.7 percent to 23,217). Canary Islands (-92.1 percent to 86,569), Catalunia (-90.2 percent to 85,265) and Andalusia (-91.8 percent to 49,716) were among the destinations most affected. In January of 2020, 4.1 million foreign tourists visited Spain.
2021-03-02

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