3401.0.55.004 - Overseas Travel Statistics, Provisional, April 2020  
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All arrivals - provisional estimates monthly


Provisional statistics on international travel movements of persons arriving in Australia. It is the number of international border crossings rather than the number of people.

Key statistics

All overseas arrivals to Australia in April 2020 (provisional estimates):

• 21,600 estimated trips, 15,100 of these are Australian citizens
• 98.7% decrease compared to the same month last year
• 5.4% of all arrivals were New Zealand citizens, the largest group apart from Australian citizens returning home
• 6.7% of all arrivals were those arriving on permanent other visas.

1.1 All arrivals - Australian Citizens - provisional estimates

Graph 1.1 All arrivals - Australian Citizens - provisional estimates

1.2 All arrivals - Non-Australian citizens - provisional estimates

Graph 1.2 All arrivals - Non-Australian citizens - provisional estimates


All arrivals - by citizenship

The five largest countries of citizenship (excluding Australian) for all arrivals to Australia in April 2020 were:

• New Zealand (1,200), decreasing 99.3% compared to the same month last year
• India (990), decreasing 98.2%
• UK (530), decreasing 99.4%
• Philippines (360), decreasing 98.4%
• China (320), decreasing 99.8%.


1.3 All arrivals - Top 10 Countries of citizenship - provisional estimates(a)

Country of citizenship
Apr-19
Apr-20

New Zealand
163,130
1,180
India
53,450
990
UK(b)
83,960
530
Philippines
23,070
360
China(c)
132,360
320
Pakistan
4,780
280
Indonesia
17,870
270
Germany
17,900
220
Malaysia
36,670
220
USA
63,270
200

(a) To confidentialise, estimates have been rounded to the nearest 10.
(b) Includes the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
(c) Excludes SARs & Taiwan.


All arrivals - by visa group


The three largest visa groups arriving in Australia in April 2020 were:

• Permanent other visas (1,500), decreasing 97.5% compared to the same month last year
• Permanent skilled visas (1,400), decreasing 97.2%
• Permanent family visas (990), decreasing 95.9%.


1.4 All arrivals - Visa groups - provisional estimates(a)

Visa Group
Apr-19
Apr-20

Permanent Family Visas
24,330
990
Permanent Other Visas
57,560
1,450
Permanent Skilled Visas
49,170
1,380
Temporary Other Visas
33,860
570
Temporary Skilled Visas
22,890
160
Temporary Student Visas
46,480
30
Temporary Visitor Visas
490,810
850
Temporary Work Visas
19,300
40

(a) To confidentialise, estimates have been rounded to the nearest 10.


All arrivals - by state or territory of clearance

All international travellers must be processed and cleared by Australia's Border Force via specific seaports or airports around the country. This information provides the state or territory of clearance for each traveller.

For April 2020 when comparing with the same month of the previous year, decreases were recorded for:

• ACT (100.0%)
• Tas. (99.9%)
• Qld (99.0%)
• WA (98.9%)
• NSW (98.8%)
• Vic. (98.5%)
• SA (98.3%)
• NT (98.2%).


1.5 All arrivals - State or Territory of clearance - provisional estimates(a)

State of clearance
Apr-19
Apr-20

NSW
678,560
8,020
Vic.
474,700
7,280
Qld
321,840
3,370
SA
41,610
700
WA
177,370
1,990
Tas.
3,440
0
NT
13,970
250
ACT
2,930
0

(a) To confidentialise, estimates have been rounded to the nearest 10.


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