3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Jul 2020  
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Visitor arrivals monthly

Statistics on international travel movements of visitors arriving in Australia for short term trips (less than 1 year). It is the number of international border crossings rather than the number of visitors.

For all Short-term Visitor Arrivals (STVA) 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.

Key statistics

For visitor arrivals to Australia on short-term trips during July 2020 (original estimates):

  • There was a decrease of 99.6% when compared with the corresponding month of the previous year.
  • A total of 3,530 trips were recorded.
  • The USA was the largest source country, accounting for 15% of all visitor arrivals.


2.1 Short-term visitor arrivals

Graph 2.1 Short-term visitor arrivals


Source countries

The three leading source countries for visitor arrivals to Australia in July 2020 were:

  • USA (540 trips)
  • New Zealand (500)
  • UK (410).


2.2 Short-term visitor arrivals - Top 10 source countries
Graph 2.2 Short-term visitor arrivals - Top 10 source countries
(a) Includes the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
(b) Excludes SARs & Taiwan.


There were decreases of over 97% recorded for each of the top ten source countries when compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.


2.3 Short-term visitor arrivals - Top 10 source countries - % change

July '20
July '19 to July '20
Country of Residence
% change

USA
540
-99.1
New Zealand
500
-99.6
UK(a)
410
-99.0
Hong Kong
150
-99.5
Philippines
140
-98.9
Singapore
140
-99.6
China(b)
130
-99.9
India
120
-99.5
Canada
100
-99.1
PNG
100
-97.9

(a) Includes the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
(b) Excludes SARs & Taiwan.

State or territory of stay

All travellers are asked their intended address in Australia upon arrival. State or territory of stay statistics are only available from original estimates as seasonally adjusted and trend estimates are only applied to source countries.

For those who visited Australia in July 2020, compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, there were decreases of over 99% across all states and territories.


2.4 Short-term visitor arrivals, State or territory of stay - July 2020 - % change
Map 2.4 Short-term visitor arrivals, State or territory of stay - July 2020 - % change


2.5 Short-term visitor arrivals, State or territory of stay - % change

July '19
July '20
July '19 to July '20
State or territory of stay
% change

NSW
268 050
1 570
-99.4
Vic.
201 930
310
-99.8
Qld
206 910
920
-99.6
SA
21 950
100
-99.5
WA
65 260
460
-99.3
Tas.
5 670
30
-99.5
NT
9 460
30
-99.7
ACT
11 130
80
-99.3
Australia(a)
790 380
3 530
-99.6

(a) Includes Other Territories.


New ABS Website:
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