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

Statistics on international travel movements of persons arriving in Australia for 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) 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

Visitors arriving in Australia for a short-term trip in April 2020 (original estimates):

  • Decreased 99.7% since the same month the previous year, the largest decrease on record
  • Reported a total of 2,250 trips
  • With New Zealand as the largest source country, accounting for 16% of all visitor arrivals.


2.1 Short-term visitor arrivals - Original estimates

Graph: 2.1 Visitor arrivals- Original estimates


Source countries (original estimates)

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

  • New Zealand (370 trips)
  • USA (180)
  • Germany (170).


2.2 Short-term visitor arrivals - Top 10 source countries - Original estimates
Graph: 2.2  Short-term visitor arrivals - Top 10 source countries - Original estimates
(a) Includes the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.


There were annual decreases of over 97% recorded for each of the top ten source countries.


2.3 Short-term visitor arrivals - Top 10 source countries(a) - Annual change (original estimates)

Original
Apr '19 to Apr '20
Country of Residence
% change - original

New Zealand
370
-99.7
USA
180
-99.7
Germany
170
-98.8
UK(b)
140
-99.8
Indonesia
130
-99.0
India
80
-99.7
Philippines
80
-99.5
South Africa
60
-98.9
United Arab Emirates
60
-97.4
Singapore
60
-99.8

(a) Top 10 source countries based on original estimates.
(b) Includes the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.


State or territory of stay (original estimates)

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 April 2020, compared to the same 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 - Annual change to April 2020 (original estimates)
Map: 2.4 Visitor arrivals, State or territory of stay - Annual change to April 2020 (original estimates)

2.5 Short-term visitor arrivals, State or territory of stay(a) - Annual change to April 2020 (original estimates)

Apr '19
Apr '20
Apr '19 to Apr '20
State or territory of stay
% change - original

NSW
267 170
720
-99.7
Vic.
180 000
480
-99.7
Qld
148 810
640
-99.6
SA
20 480
70
-99.6
WA
62 860
250
-99.6
Tas.
6 540
20
-99.8
NT
7 250
10
-99.8
ACT
7 220
60
-99.2
Australia(b)
700 370
2 250
-99.7

(a) Only available from original estimates.
(b) Includes Other Territories.