International Arrivals to the U.S. - Historical Visitation 1993-1999
 
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INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS TO U.S. BY COUNTRY OF RESIDENCY (1993-1999)

Country

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

Albania

n/a

n/a

n/a

3,326

1,786

2,017

2,732

Algeria

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,365

3,140

2,928

2,719

Andorra

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,317

1,186

1,185

1,378

Angola

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,423

1,980

2,398

2,891

Anguilla

n/a

n/a

n/a

3,757

4,167

4,542

5,185

Antigua & Barbuda

26,084

23,600

21,597

21,981

23,610

24,033

24,162

Argentina

387,116

388,291

381,904

412,581

503,393

523,909

501,660

Armenia

n/a

n/a

n/a

3,362

3,476

4,494

8,654

Australia

448,507

406,996

423,631

463,177

500,615

460,705

483,157

Austria

164,095

148,135

173,388

190,422

187,942

185,799

194,230

Azerbaijan

n/a

n/a

n/a

930

1,095

1,292

1,713

Bahamas

309,488

278,392

281,239

316,687

319,240

251,929

282,286

Bahrain

5,477

5,393

5,891

5,843

5,863

6,403

6,373

Bangladesh

n/a

n/a

n/a

10,891

9,464

10,445

11,380

Barbados

53,804

49,569

48,549

49,970

58,829

59,338

60,002

Belgium

185,836

192,277

206,134

236,899

241,366

230,190

248,821

Belize

n/a

n/a

n/a

21,529

23,106

24,058

27,005

Bermuda

6,846

6,531

6,634

6,813

7,307

7,847

7,366

Bolivia

23,864

24,420

22,158

25,318

28,376

32,274

37,718

Bosnia and Hezegovina

n/a

n/a

n/a

891

1,488

2,021

4,019

Botswana

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,555

1,652

2,081

2,160

Brazil

555,102

652,412

838,365

848,453

940,698

909,477

665,013

British Virgin Islands

16,347

15,092

15,014

21,467

23,045

24,949

25,100

Brunei

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,903

2,014

1,509

1,380

Bulgaria

7,687

7,027

7,153

8,301

8,754

11,118

11,690

Burma

n/a

n/a

n/a

472

770

323

1,208

Byelarus

n/a

n/a

n/a

3,143

3,481

3,715

4,617

Cameroon

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,382

1,586

1,968

3,137

Cape Verde

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,366

2,479

2,933

3,587

Cayman Islands

n/a

n/a

n/a

47,290

46,427

50,310

52,276

Canada1

17,293,000

14,974,000

14,662,000

15,301,000

15,127,000

13,422,000

14,110,000

Canada Air Only1

3,857,000

3,710,000

3,802,000

4,497,000

4,638,000

4,595,000

4,963,000

Chile

120,901

123,334

152,018

157,736

179,075

179,133

181,234

China (PRC) / Hong Kong2

n/a

n/a

n/a

441,044

431,738

421,950

384,086

China (PRC) 3

177,663

157,887

166,520

198,759

209,609

208,930

191,175

Hong Kong

192,691

193,720

220,129

242,285

222,129

213,020

192,911

Colombia

212,688

225,555

233,012

249,851

317,736

367,968

415,724

Congo

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,160

1,442

1,388

1,355

Costa Rica

119,966

116,936

118,119

122,939

131,240

156,405

160,781

Croatia

n/a

n/a

n/a

8,674

9,541

10,258

10,701

Cuba

25,384

14,978

8,224

4,388

4,788

6,717

5,613

Cyprus

7,119

6,633

8,675

10,103

10,608

11,069

11,485

Czech Republic

n/a

n/a

n/a

29,237

37,010

41,746

42,442

Czechoslovakia

23,144

34,981

50,601

14,115

13,281

12,657

11,601

Denmark

103,665

101,062

108,003

137,307

144,605

138,689

146,479

Dominica

N/A

N/A

N/A

14,825

14,826

15,054

16,120

Dominican Republic

188,683

191,573

175,878

176,239

190,522

195,287

200,817

Ecuador

89,554

96,663

97,770

99,863

126,077

145,477

118,759

Egypt

23,565

23,130

25,272

28,301

35,275

38,832

42,777

El Salvador

85,140

80,382

82,085

85,230

93,087

135,808

152,787

Estonia

N/A

N/A

N/A

4,000

4,904

5,230

6,497

Ethiopia

N/A

N/A

N/A

3,631

3,567

4,432

5,282

Fiji

4,824

5,068

5,370

5,375

5,529

6,402

7,370

Finland

69,116

62,754

70,291

78,841

82,190

85,247

90,622

France

844,644

823,192

921,630

987,126

978,327

1,013,222

1,059,014

French Polynesia

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,760

3,016

3,748

3,761

Gabon

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,229

1,274

1,463

1,509

Gambia

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,645

1,234

1,450

1,832

Georgia

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,269

3,034

4,571

5,099

Germany

1,826,757

1,622,835

1,847,973

1,996,824

1,994,296

1,901,938

1,984,627

Ghana

4,284

4,625

6,276

7,082

9,161

10,616

14,118

Gibraltar

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,070

914

917

1,133

Greece

56,633

55,441

55,981

58,754

62,162

58,975

57,879

Grenada

n/a

n/a

n/a

7,073

7,655

8,970

10,192

Guadeloupe

n/a

n/a

n/a

12,299

11,077

11,842

11,177

Guatemala

141,424

134,684

131,105

131,360

134,545

163,468

163,095

Guinea

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,108

3,504

4,106

3,474

Guyana

9,064

10,870

13,515

15,124

16,775

17,902

18,465

Haiti

37,876

31,613

53,711

49,368

52,190

61,094

72,726

Honduras

61,583

50,280

50,719

53,038

61,866

78,896

81,998

Hungary

32,705

33,944

37,731

44,277

50,080

48,602

53,030

Iceland

18,150

16,746

16,836

21,433

24,306

27,126

27,491

India

102,339

103,930

123,499

143,058

173,327

210,975

228,072

Indonesia

53,245

53,922

67,875

78,867

86,959

45,791

62,634

Iran

12,101

10,870

9,885

7,896

7,231

8,293

8,453

Ireland

122,435

150,956

149,430

205,231

217,278

232,391

246,394

Israel

186,409

189,139

216,419

231,347

260,052

269,752

283,306

Italy

555,785

526,537

524,892

525,246

580,261

610,796

626,217

Ivory Coast

5,468

5,880

6,600

6,346

5,855

6,194

6,284

Jamaica

181,290

179,719

196,175

201,690

213,910

217,730

233,547

Japan

3,542,546

3,804,551

4,598,354

5,182,555

5,367,578

4,885,369

4,826,077

Jordan

12,428

11,386

11,526

13,423

12,471

13,939

14,809

Kazakhstan

n/a

n/a

n/a

3,374

2,690

3,215

3,038

Kenya

6,998

8,120

9,652

10,648

11,977

13,340

13,720

Korea, South

408,213

498,259

592,327

749,474

746,550

364,061

498,643

Kuwait

20,502

18,140

20,936

21,395

24,963

24,479

23,758

Latvia

n/a

n/a

n/a

4,501

5,137

5,411

5,957

Lebanon

10,242

9,662

9,314

9,976

11,824

13,448

15,099

Liberia

n/a

n/a

n/a

992

1,604

2,334

2,376

Liechtenstein

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,869

2,022

2,152

2,163

Lithuania

n/a

n/a

n/a

6,200

6,052

4,969

5,615

Luxembourg

15,796

15,245

18,077

19,192

20,797

19,706

19,368

Macau

n/a

n/a

n/a

4,627

5,037

4,606

4,226

Macedonia

n/a

n/a

n/a

3,187

2,797

2,989

3,094

Malawi

n/a

n/a

n/a

825

1,006

1,110

1,155

Malaysia

49,976

54,640

67,395

80,066

79,836

48,974

59,785

Mali

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,217

1,738

2,020

2,108

Malta

n/a

n/a

n/a

6,382

7,498

7,766

8,792

Martinique

n/a

n/a

n/a

12,437

11,527

14,843

12,594

Mauritius

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,321

1,651

1,787

1,731

Mexico1

9,824,000

11,321,000

8,016,000

8,530,000

8,445,000

9,276,000

9,915,000

Mexico (Air Only)

1,382,452

1,430,872

889,404

1,091,812

1,303,786

1,420,832

1,489,170

Moldova

n/a

n/a

n/a

977

758

940

1,209

Monaco

n/a

n/a

n/a

5,091

5,214

5,387

5,641

Morocco

9,717

10,183

11,236

12,174

14,630

17,669

19,487

Namibia

n/a

n/a

n/a

858

737

886

1,081

Nepal

n/a

n/a

n/a

3,298

4,197

4,980

3,620

Netherlands

378,904

370,803

408,153

440,243

473,420

490,198

526,819

Netherlands Antilles4

52,804

48,125

37,592

36,560

36,353

56,104

67,282

New Caledonia

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,797

1,589

3,666

3,609

New Zealand

133,746

119,412

141,633

148,588

161,476

157,338

160,458

Nicaragua

43,216

39,420

34,920

33,636

38,071

43,458

45,649

Niger

n/a

n/a

n/a

190

319

746

1,054

Nigeria

19,262

16,082

15,700

19,256

24,414

28,010

29,734

Norway

106,437

101,094

103,096

124,078

140,446

142,583

145,601

Oman

n/a

n/a

n/a

3,384

3,834

4,356

5,116

Pakistan

29,904

31,227

35,176

30,750

34,785

40,035

40,326

Panama

73,647

71,489

71,344

75,852

81,968

94,638

99,498

Papua New Guinea

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,743

1,666

1,630

1,667

Paraguay

13,779

14,653

18,851

18,772

20,198

19,065

18,870

Peru

128,216

118,388

126,775

129,763

145,019

155,464

159,276

Philippines

115,492

106,082

109,583

122,756

132,285

117,116

144,678

Poland

42,295

43,372

48,452

61,191

72,756

87,063

104,624

Portugal

49,247

45,963

49,649

56,847

62,877

67,132

79,413

Qatar

n/a

n/a

n/a

4,199

5,208

5,437

5,328

Romania

10,335

12,508

13,307

18,199

20,630

24,636

25,529

Russia

64,726

80,166

94,093

112,046

120,681

115,506

81,378

Saudi Arabia

66,679

63,994

64,833

56,792

67,962

68,288

72,891

Senegal

4,760

4,855

4,876

5,306

5,831

6,749

7,874

Singapore

71,628

79,498

102,755

114,713

127,109

102,240

118,476

Slovakia

n/a

n/a

n/a

14,760

13,877

12,592

12,093

Slovenia

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,198

2,171

13,306

15,379

South Africa

75,094

77,691

84,434

94,576

103,567

110,049

107,258

Spain

309,695

274,597

302,083

324,822

328,024

326,339

362,848

Sri Lanka

n/a

n/a

n/a

5,525

6,105

7,044

8,392

St. Kitts-Nevis

n/a

n/a

n/a

10,154

10,097

10,147

11,596

St. Lucia

n/a

n/a

n/a

13,486

14,500

15,366

17,693

St. Vincent-Grenadines

n/a

n/a

n/a

4,725

5,136

5,606

6,900

Sudan

n/a

n/a

n/a

790

1,018

837

1,014

Suriname

5,196

4,850

7,117

6,849

6,508

6,557

6,528

Sweden

224,281

204,293

219,283

268,975

292,424

300,925

314,258

Switzerland

341,591

349,237

396,801

417,064

410,209

410,900

405,626

Syria

6,444

6,477

4,993

5,554

6,607

7,199

7,640

Taiwan

326,744

378,832

412,708

414,541

442,780

386,413

453,299

Tanzania

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,242

3,124

2,947

4,275

Thailand

68,779

75,101

91,220

102,679

91,664

59,167

74,385

Togo

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,091

918

1,010

1,056

Tonga

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,026

2,283

2,128

2,897

Trinidad & Tobago

86,804

80,480

82,397

83,923

96,458

103,807

117,396

Tunisia

n/a

n/a

n/a

3,850

6,817

7,421

8,540

Turkey

40,745

33,563

44,769

52,680

68,254

78,219

88,301

Turks and Caicos Islands

n/a

n/a

n/a

11,762

12,955

14,119

16,597

Uganda

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,016

2,278

2,952

3,976

Ukraine

12,987

14,921

17,460

18,495

15,149

13,408

10,966

United Arab Emirates

n/a

n/a

n/a

26,692

29,265

35,506

37,635

United Kingdom

2,999,301

2,772,345

2,888,195

3,246,237

3,720,979

3,974,976

4,252,160

Uruguay

36,345

36,750

45,967

49,037

58,657

59,041

57,406

Uzbekistan

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,394

2,568

2,611

4,170

Venezuela

444,355

415,610

511,327

447,276

487,981

540,685

552,225

Vietnam

n/a

n/a

n/a

3,724

4,217

4,460

4,417

Yemen

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,826

1,900

1,618

1,858

Yugoslavia

13,034

19,508

19,017

11,089

11,570

10,149

5,839

Zambia

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,190

2,295

2,558

3,092

Zimbabwe

n/a

n/a

n/a

4,889

5,556

6,650

7,420

 

INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS TO U.S. BY REGION OF RESIDENCY

Region

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

North America5

27,117,000

26,295,000

22,678,000

23,831,000

23,572,000

22,698,000

24,025,000

Mexico1

9,824,000

11,321,000

8,016,000

8,530,000

8,445,000

9,276,000

9,915,000

Canada1

17,293,000

14,974,000

14,662,000

15,301,000

15,127,000

13,422,000

14,110,000

Overseas

18,661,817

18,457,946

20,638,966

22,658,166

24,194,476

23,697,587

24,466,187

Europe

8,630,460

8,118,587

8,792,732

9,727,300

10,389,518

10,674,528

11,242,690

Western Europe

8,397,055

7,864,892

8,492,347

9,377,079

10,007,032

10,274,211

10,846,933

Eastern Europe

233,405

253,695

300,385

350,221

382,486

400,317

395,757

Asia

5,165,147

5,550,847

6,616,203

7,500,335

7,755,838

6,724,061

6,935,210

South America

2,026,391

2,111,985

2,449,181

2,461,034

2,830,681

2,957,318

2,733,227

Caribbean

1,098,110

1,030,855

1,043,719

1,132,785

1,188,708

1,160,712

1,257,625

Central America

544,602

513,054

508,695

523,584

563,883

696,731

730,813

Oceania

609,435

556,400

588,480

628,861

680,095

638,615

667,233

Middle East

418,703

403,277

454,177

479,694

551,571

587,210

625,356

Africa

168,969

172,941

185,779

204,573

234,182

258,412

274,033

GRAND TOTAL

45,778,817

44,752,946

43,316,966

46,489,166

47,766,476

46,395,587

48,491,187

Percent Change

-3.1%

-2.2%

-3.2%

7.3%

2.7%

-2.9%

4.5%

Notes:

 

Only countries with more than 1000 arrivals in 1999 are shown on this chart.

1

The total 1999 Mexico figure is revised annually. Canada figures are revised monthly. Both figures are based on survey research and therefore are rounded to the nearest thousand.

2

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

3

Arrivals from People's Republic of China only.

4

Aruba arrival figures merged with Netherlands Antillies in 1998.

5

North America includes Canada and Mexico only.

n/a

Information not available.

Sources:

 

U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Tourism Industries; Statistics Canada; & Secretaria de Turismo (Mexico).

Publication Date:

April 2000