Arrivals to the U.S. 2005 and 2004 (All Countries by Residency)
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Region / Country of Residence 2005p Arrivals TOTAL 2004 Arrivals TOTAL 2005/2004 % Change
TOTAL ALL COUNTRIES1 49,401,528 46,084,257 7%
NORTH AMERICA2 27,723,000 25,762,000 8%
     CANADA3 14,865,000 13,856,000 7%
          Canada Air4 5,125,000 4,583,000 12%
     MEXICO3 12,858,000 11,906,000 8%
          Mexico Air5 1,668,432 1,439,971 16%
       
OVERSEAS6 21,678,528 20,322,257 7%
WESTERN EUROPE 9,879,934 9,305,859 6%
UNITED KINGDOM 4,344,957 4,302,737 1%
GERMANY 1,415,530 1,319,904 7%
FRANCE 878,648 775,274 13%
ITALY 545,546 470,805 16%
NETHERLANDS 448,650 424,872 6%
SPAIN 385,640 333,432 16%
IRELAND 383,400 345,119 11%
SWEDEN 290,530 254,258 14%
SWITZERLAND 256,730 243,186 6%
BELGIUM 191,596 175,997 9%
DENMARK 174,581 150,839 16%
NORWAY 139,043 130,400 7%
AUSTRIA 117,688 112,950 4%
FINLAND 89,125 78,612 13%
PORTUGAL 68,111 60,930 12%
GREECE 49,835 43,208 15%
ICELAND 38,929 26,777 45%
SLOVENIA 12,566 11,045 14%
LUXEMBOURG 12,243 10,709 14%
CROATIA 11,722 11,176 5%
MALTA 5,206 5,157 1%
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 4,700 4,656 1%
MONACO 4,671 4,136 13%
YUGOSLAVIA 3,047 3,241 -6%
MACEDONIA 2,656 2,633 1%
GIBRALTAR 1,674 1,336 25%
LIECHTENSTEIN 1,287 1,235 4%
ANDORRA 1,180 866 36%
SAN MARINO 429 362 19%
HOLY SEE/VATICAN 14 7 100%
EASTERN EUROPE 432,702 380,059 14%
POLAND 134,430 123,003 9%
RUSSIA 84,780 72,419 17%
ROMANIA 37,627 30,270 24%
HUNGARY 37,308 32,694 14%
CZECH REPUBLIC 35,341 30,944 14%
UKRAINE 24,164 18,822 28%
BULGARIA 16,565 14,639 13%
SLOVAKIA 13,800 11,641 19%
LATVIA 6,981 5,787 21%
LITHUANIA 6,959 6,997 -1%
CZECHOSLOVAKIA 6,874 8,132 -15%
ESTONIA 6,625 5,919 12%
ALBANIA 5,986 4,160 44%
BYELARUS 5,225 4,751 10%
ARMENIA 3,633 3,664 -1%
GEORGIA 2,360 2,811 -16%
MOLDOVA 2,186 1,661 32%
AZERBAIJAN 1,587 1,563 2%
USSR 271 182 49%
ASIA 6,198,087 5,801,834 7%
JAPAN 3,883,906 3,747,620 4%
SOUTH KOREA 705,093 626,595 13%
INDIA 344,926 308,845 12%
TAIWAN 318,886 297,684 7%
CHINA (NET)7 405,380 325,879 24%
     CHINA, PRC8 270,272 202,544 33%
     HONG KONG8 135,108 123,335 10%
PHILIPPINES 153,821 143,962 7%
SINGAPORE 115,939 106,527 9%
THAILAND 66,833 66,287 1%
INDONESIA 51,566 45,905 12%
MALAYSIA 51,442 45,396 13%
PAKISTAN 33,234 34,233 -3%
VIETNAM 19,191 12,401 55%
BANGLADESH 9,637 8,384 15%
SRI LANKA 9,024 7,512 20%
NEPAL 8,117 6,446 26%
KAZAKHSTAN 4,992 3,784 32%
UZBEKISTAN 4,465 3,885 15%
KAMPUCHEA 3,056 3,480 -12%
MACAU 2,986 2,366 26%
LAOS 1,724 1,192 45%
BRUNEI 763 696 10%
BURMA 760 945 -20%
AFGHANISTAN 671 304 121%
KYRGYZSTAN 608 641 -5%
TURKMENISTAN 363 334 9%
TAJIKISTAN 341 231 48%
BHUTAN 188 187 1%
MALDIVES 150 93 61%
NORTH KOREA 15 6 150%
EAST TIMOR 10 14 -29%
MIDDLE EAST 527,361 502,170 5%
ISRAEL 284,310 275,373 3%
TURKEY 84,434 76,404 11%
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 26,883 22,571 19%
SAUDI ARABIA 25,119 18,573 35%
EGYPT 24,048 20,772 16%
KUWAIT 18,367 15,247 20%
LEBANON 15,543 15,074 3%
JORDAN 14,656 12,265 19%
CYPRUS 9,698 9,087 7%
IRAN 5,330 4,311 24%
BAHRAIN 5,176 4,148 25%
QATAR 4,250 3,203 33%
SYRIA 4,015 3,901 3%
OMAN 3,447 3,221 7%
IRAQ 1,131 1,046 8%
YEMEN 937 562 67%
ARABIAN PENINSULA 17 16,412 -100%
AFRICA 252,196 240,752 5%
SOUTH AFRICA 89,102 78,433 14%
NIGERIA 47,397 45,606 4%
GHANA 15,155 18,679 -19%
KENYA 14,118 14,979 -6%
MOROCCO 13,430 12,538 7%
SENEGAL 4,804 5,689 -16%
ZIMBABWE 4,796 5,138 -7%
CAMEROON 4,759 4,366 9%
ETHIOPIA 4,707 4,975 -5%
UGANDA 3,764 3,622 4%
ANGOLA 3,651 3,060 19%
TANZANIA 3,621 3,357 8%
TUNISIA 3,566 2,920 22%
NIGER 2,903 3,614 -20%
ZAMBIA 2,893 2,882 0%
GUINEA 2,822 3,528 -20%
ALGERIA 2,409 1,802 34%
BOTSWANA 2,269 2,273 0%
GAMBIA 1,868 2,055 -9%
MALI 1,688 1,480 14%
CAPE VERDE 1,559 1,208 29%
BURKINA FASO 1,493 1,129 32%
IVORY COAST 1,463 1,638 -11%
CONGO 1,449 1,223 18%
GABON 1,341 1,062 26%
MAURITIUS 1,245 836 49%
MALAWI 1,238 1,092 13%
RWANDA 1,132 945 20%
TOGO 1,099 1,549 -29%
BENIN 1,045 795 31%
NAMIBIA 1,004 1,033 -3%
ERITREA 915 1,039 -12%
SIERRA LEONE 858 919 -7%
MOZAMBIQUE 783 689 14%
SUDAN 669 628 7%
LIBERIA 669 1,038 -36%
MAURITANIA 625 582 7%
MADAGASCAR 593 454 31%
LIBYA 542 264 105%
BURUNDI 506 294 72%
SWAZILAND 399 215 86%
CHAD 349 222 57%
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 341 49 596%
LESOTHO 269 232 16%
REUNION 229 127 80%
SEYCHELLES 189 164 15%
ZAIRE 156 70 123%
DJIBOUTI 117 136 -14%
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 72 43 67%
SOMALIA 55 35 57%
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 30 28 7%
GUINEA-BISSAU 24 12 100%
COMOROS 8 6 33%
WESTERN SAHARA 8 0 n.a.
OCEANIA 736,840 659,753 12%
AUSTRALIA 581,773 519,955 12%
NEW ZEALAND 139,780 127,394 10%
FIJI 4,893 3,685 33%
FRENCH POLYNESIA 3,973 2,831 40%
TONGA 2,288 1,915 19%
NEW CALEDONIA 1,273 1,116 14%
WESTERN SAMOA 1,173 1,015 16%
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 588 537 9%
COOK ISLANDS 355 469 -24%
KIRIBATI 325 453 -28%
VANUATU 184 176 5%
WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS 79 41 93%
SOLOMON ISLANDS 74 93 -20%
TUVALU 29 31 -6%
NAURU 22 19 16%
NIUE 11 3 267%
COCOS ISLANDS 9 5 80%
CHRISTMAS ISLAND 6 11 -45%
PITCAIRN ISLANDS 5 4 25%
SOUTH AMERICA 1,820,315 1,645,342 11%
BRAZIL 485,373 384,734 26%
VENEZUELA 340,315 330,285 3%
COLOMBIA 325,398 295,371 10%
ARGENTINA 188,865 167,726 13%
PERU 151,823 151,409 0%
ECUADOR 143,073 133,046 8%
CHILE 101,550 101,171 0%
URUGUAY 29,741 28,197 5%
BOLIVIA 21,786 22,843 -5%
GUYANA 16,091 14,777 9%
PARAGUAY 10,326 9,716 6%
SURINAME 5,665 5,812 -3%
FRENCH GUIANA 233 181 29%
FALKLAND ISLANDS 76 74 3%
CENTRAL AMERICA 696,207 691,580 1%
GUATEMALA 170,076 161,983 5%
EL SALVADOR 164,492 181,209 -9%
COSTA RICA 133,820 127,112 5%
HONDURAS 89,718 85,506 5%
PANAMA 78,855 76,032 4%
NICARAGUA 38,713 38,308 1%
BELIZE 20,533 21,430 -4%
CARIBBEAN 1,134,886 1,094,908 4%
BAHAMAS 237,140 265,681 -11%
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 221,449 180,048 23%
JAMAICA 175,351 163,059 8%
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 128,392 121,158 6%
HAITI 63,970 60,521 6%
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES9 59,126 56,179 5%
BARBADOS 51,233 49,198 4%
CAYMAN ISLANDS 46,353 49,191 -6%
ANTIGUA-BARBUDA 19,966 18,585 7%
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 19,487 16,902 15%
CUBA 18,847 22,762 -17%
BERMUDA 16,120 15,996 1%
ST. LUCIA 13,879 13,846 0%
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 12,912 11,605 11%
ST. KITTS-NEVIS 11,403 9,863 16%
GRENADA 8,083 8,691 -7%
GUADELOUPE 7,844 6,623 18%
ST. VINCENT-GRENADINES 5,939 5,724 4%
DOMINICA 5,765 8,831 -35%
MARTINIQUE 5,755 5,531 4%
ANGUILLA 5,090 4,104 24%
MONTSERRAT 782 810 -3%

Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries;
Statistics Canada (Canada); Banco de Mexico/Secretaria de Turismo (Mexico)

p = preliminary estimate subject to revision.

1Total All Countries is the sum of Canada, Mexico, and Overseas countries.

2North America includes Canada and Mexico only.

3The Canada and Mexico arrival estimates are based on survey research, rounded to the nearest thousand, and subject to revision.

4The Canada air traveler estimates are based on Statistics Canada traveler measurement systems.

5Mexico air traveler data are based on the Department of Homeland Securities I-94 form.

6Overseas includes arrivals from all countries except Canada and Mexico.

7Arrivals are a combined total for People's Republic of China and Hong Kong.

8Arrivals are from People's Republic of China or Hong Kong only.

9Aruba arrival figures are merged with the Netherlands Antilles for all years in this table.

Released: March 2006