3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Apr 2020  
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Key statistics

Overseas arrivals and departures statistics are international travel movements of persons arriving in, and departing from Australia with a focus on short term trips (less than 1 year). It is the number of international border crossings rather than the number of people.

For all Short-term Visitor Arrivals (STVA) and Short-term Resident Returns (STRR) series, the trend estimates have been suspended from February 2020 and the seasonally adjusted estimates have been suspended from April 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international travel. For more information, see the end of the Data Quality Issues Appendix under the Explanatory Notes tab.

April 2020 original estimates for short-term trips:

  • Overseas visitor arrivals to Australia decreased 99.3% since the previous month to 2,200 trips, the largest monthly decrease on record
  • Australian resident returns from overseas decreased 96.8% since the previous month to 17,000 trips, also the largest monthly decrease on record.

1.1 Visitor arrivals - short-term trips

Graph: 1.1 Visitor arrivals - short-term trips

1.2 Resident returns - short-term trips

Graph 1.2 Resident returns - short-term trips


1.3 Monthly change
Apr '20
Mar '20 to Apr '20
% change

Visitor arrivals — short-term trips
Trend
na
na
Seasonally adjusted
na
na
Original
2 200
99.3
Resident returns — short-term trips
Trend
na
na
Seasonally adjusted
na
na
Original
17 000
96.8

na not available - see the end of the Data Quality Issues Appendix.


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