International Arrivals to U.S. - Historical Visitation 1995-2002r
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INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS TO U.S. BY COUNTRY OF RESIDENCY
Country 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r
Albania n/a 3,326 1,786 2,017 4,617 5,737 4,453 4,405
Algeria n/a 2,365 3,140 2,928 2,719 3,294 3,268 1,988
Andorra n/a 1,317 1,186 1,185 1,378 1,235 954 777
Angola n/a 1,423 1,980 2,398 2,891 3,146 3,207 2,912
Anguilla n/a 3,757 4,167 4,542 5,185 5,177 4,121 3,050
Antigua & Barbuda 21,597 21,981 23,610 24,033 24,162 24,918 20,207 16,317
Argentina 381,904 412,581 503,393 523,909 501,660 533,936 434,011 164,658
Armenia n/a 3,362 3,476 4,494 8,654 8,663 6,634 4,453
Australia 423,631 463,177 500,615 460,705 483,157 539,559 425,934 407,130
Austria 173,388 190,422 187,942 185,799 194,230 175,533 123,295 97,930
Azerbaijan n/a 930 1,095 1,292 1,713 1,951 1,562 1,322
Bahamas 281,239 316,687 319,240 251,929 282,286 293,911 293,022 262,469
Bahrain 5,891 5,843 5,863 6,403 6,373 6,735 6,256 3,802
Bangladesh n/a 10,891 9,464 10,445 11,380 12,724 12,218 9,585
Barbados 48,549 49,970 58,829 59,338 60,002 57,071 46,494 41,934
Belarus n/a 3,143 3,481 3,715 4,617 4,444 4,338 4,451
Belgium 206,134 236,899 241,366 230,190 248,821 249,957 181,693 159,052
Belize n/a 21,529 23,106 24,058 27,005 30,352 28,682 22,327
Bermuda 6,634 6,813 7,307 7,847 7,366 7,474 7,107 6,227
Bolivia 22,158 25,318 28,376 32,274 37,718 49,135 34,943 25,011
Bosnia and Herzegovina n/a 891 1,488 2,021 4,019 5,430 4,755 4,068
Botswana n/a 1,555 1,652 2,081 2,160 2,391 2,490 2,116
Brazil 838,365 848,453 940,698 909,477 665,013 737,245 551,406 405,094
British Virgin Islands 15,014 21,467 23,045 24,949 25,100 29,708 23,745 14,497
Brunei n/a 1,903 2,014 1,509 1,380 1,230 943 762
Bulgaria 7,153 8,301 8,754 11,118 11,690 11,418 11,996 13,858
Burkina Faso n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1,199 1,134
Burma n/a 472 770 323 1,208 1,357 1,301 1,461
Cameroon n/a 1,382 1,586 1,968 3,137 3,124 4,279 5,003
Canada 1 14,662,000 15,301,000 15,127,000 13,422,000 14,110,000 14,648,000 13,507,000 12,968,000
Canada Air Only 1 3,802,000 4,497,000 4,638,000 4,595,000 4,963,000 5,353,000 4,637,000 4,125,928
Cape Verde n/a 1,366 2,479 2,933 3,587 3,906 4,958 1,744
Cayman Islands n/a 47,290 46,427 50,310 52,276 52,922 46,252 35,069
Chile 152,018 157,736 179,075 179,133 181,234 192,361 150,350 115,359
China (PRC) / Hong Kong 2 n/a 441,044 431,738 421,950 384,086 452,741 402,683 360,974
China (PRC) 3 166,520 198,759 209,609 208,930 191,175 249,441 232,416 225,565
Hong Kong 220,129 242,285 222,129 213,020 192,911 203,300 170,267 135,409
Colombia 233,012 249,851 317,736 367,968 415,724 417,065 371,747 321,439
Congo n/a 1,160 1,442 1,388 1,355 1,604 2,273 1,432
Costa Rica 118,119 122,939 131,240 156,405 160,781 176,056 143,434 124,993
Croatia n/a 8,674 9,541 10,258 10,701 11,244 10,073 9,676
Cuba 8,224 4,388 4,788 6,717 5,613 48,614 31,425 26,880
Cyprus 8,675 10,103 10,608 11,069 11,485 12,152 10,893 9,378
Czech Republic n/a 29,237 37,010 41,746 42,442 43,758 39,018 26,209
Czechoslovakia 50,601 14,115 13,281 12,657 11,601 11,590 9,971 16,473
Denmark 108,003 137,307 144,605 138,689 146,479 149,211 126,345 118,716
Dominica n/a 14,825 14,826 15,054 16,120 16,174 14,221 17,271
Dominican Republic 175,878 176,239 190,522 195,287 200,817 197,298 171,568 153,586
Ecuador 97,770 99,863 126,077 145,477 118,759 129,938 147,527 139,094
Egypt 25,272 28,301 35,275 38,832 42,777 44,612 41,438 24,315
El Salvador 82,085 85,230 93,087 135,808 152,787 184,574 207,890 197,159
Eritrea n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 599 1,025
Estonia n/a 4,000 4,904 5,230 6,497 6,745 5,894 5,630
Ethiopia n/a 3,631 3,567 4,432 5,282 5,177 5,382 4,749
Fiji 5,370 5,375 5,529 6,402 7,370 6,817 5,789 4,112
Finland 70,291 78,841 82,190 85,247 90,622 93,649 72,864 64,860
France 921,630 987,126 978,327 1,013,222 1,059,014 1,087,087 875,854 734,260
French Polynesia n/a 2,760 3,016 3,748 3,761 3,373 2,293 2,176
Gabon n/a 1,229 1,274 1,463 1,509 1,404 1,197 1,031
Gambia n/a 1,645 1,234 1,450 1,832 2,966 2,336 3,382
Georgia n/a 2,269 3,034 4,571 5,099 2,173 2,153 2,618
Germany 1,847,973 1,996,824 1,994,296 1,901,938 1,984,627 1,786,045 1,313,756 1,189,856
Ghana 6,276 7,082 9,161 10,616 14,118 16,073 17,184 18,957
Gibraltar n/a 1,070 914 917 1,133 1,363 929 690
Greece 55,981 58,754 62,162 58,975 57,879 61,361 49,371 44,839
Grenada n/a 7,073 7,655 8,970 10,192 10,412 8,656 7,161
Guadeloupe n/a 12,299 11,077 11,842 11,177 10,253 7,448 6,290
Guatemala 131,105 131,360 134,545 163,468 163,095 185,677 171,955 162,367
Guinea n/a 2,108 3,504 4,106 3,474 4,184 4,334 3,589
Guyana 13,515 15,124 16,775 17,902 18,465 17,435 16,955 19,358
Haiti 53,711 49,368 52,190 61,094 72,726 72,190 65,169 59,444
Honduras 50,719 53,038 61,866 78,896 81,998 90,714 87,645 85,322
Hungary 37,731 44,277 50,080 48,602 53,030 59,174 45,311 35,001
Iceland 16,836 21,433 24,306 27,126 27,491 27,682 20,868 18,692
India 123,499 143,058 173,327 210,975 228,072 274,202 269,674 257,271
Indonesia 67,875 78,867 86,959 45,791 62,634 71,390 59,672 45,811
Iran 9,885 7,896 7,231 8,293 8,453 9,364 8,536 4,996
Ireland 149,430 205,231 217,278 232,391 246,394 285,697 276,806 259,687
Israel 216,419 231,347 260,052 269,752 283,306 325,199 305,431 263,097
Italy 524,892 525,246 580,261 610,796 626,217 612,357 472,348 406,160
Ivory Coast 6,600 6,346 5,855 6,194 6,284 5,226 5,127 2,514
Jamaica 196,175 201,690 213,910 217,730 233,547 242,903 229,003 183,903
Japan 4,598,354 5,182,555 5,367,578 4,885,369 4,826,077 5,061,377 4,082,661 3,627,264
Jordan 11,526 13,423 12,471 13,939 14,809 17,327 18,490 12,339
Kampuchea n/a 1,926 2,011 554 636 2,319 3,304 2,575
Kazakhstan n/a 3,374 2,690 3,215 3,038 3,311 3,608 3,602
Kenya 9,652 10,648 11,977 13,340 13,720 14,229 20,651 17,275
Republic of Korea 592,327 749,474 746,550 364,061 498,643 661,844 617,892 638,697
Kuwait 20,936 21,395 24,963 24,479 23,758 23,930 22,834 14,204
Laos n/a 454 642 657 636 1,045 1,608 1,190
Latvia n/a 4,501 5,137 5,411 5,957 7,161 6,218 5,870
Lebanon 9,314 9,976 11,824 13,448 15,099 18,599 19,401 14,517
Liberia n/a 992 1,604 2,334 2,376 3,823 2,367 1,400
Liechtenstein n/a 1,869 2,022 2,152 2,163 2,011 1,653 1,248
Lithuania n/a 6,200 6,052 4,969 5,615 9,122 11,484 9,482
Luxembourg 18,077 19,192 20,797 19,706 19,368 16,385 12,093 9,646
Macau n/a 4,627 5,037 4,606 4,226 4,077 3,195 2,377
Macedonia n/a 3,187 2,797 2,989 3,094 2,841 2,960 3,404
Malawi n/a 825 1,006 1,110 1,155 1,365 1,332 846
Malaysia 67,395 80,066 79,836 48,974 59,785 74,507 52,396 40,750
Mali n/a 1,217 1,738 2,020 2,108 4,015 3,845 2,743
Malta n/a 6,382 7,498 7,766 8,792 8,437 6,679 4,482
Martinique n/a 12,437 11,527 14,843 12,594 9,912 7,500 6,021
Mauritius n/a 1,321 1,651 1,787 1,731 1,899 1,577 846
Mexico 1 8,016,000 8,530,000 8,445,000 9,276,000 9,915,000 10,322,000 9,558,000 9,807,000
Mexico (Air Only) 1 889,404 1,091,812 1,303,786 1,420,832 1,489,170 1,736,609 1,512,980 1,436,727
Moldova n/a 977 758 940 1,209 1,625 1,159 1,177
Monaco n/a 5,091 5,214 5,387 5,641 5,622 4,550 3,851
Montserrat n/a 1,811 1,462 1,078 998 1,027 727 650
Morocco 11,236 12,174 14,630 17,669 19,487 19,079 17,106 12,464
Namibia n/a 858 737 886 1,081 1,144 1,021 883
Nepal n/a 3,298 4,197 4,980 3,620 4,101 5,450 6,047
Netherlands 408,153 440,243 473,420 490,198 526,819 553,297 411,742 384,367
Netherlands Antilles 4 37,592 36,560 36,353 56,104 67,282 60,042 52,378 58,043
New Caledonia n/a 1,797 1,589 3,666 3,609 1,759 1,476 1,025
New Zealand 141,633 148,588 161,476 157,338 160,458 172,012 144,216 109,580
Nicaragua 34,920 33,636 38,071 43,458 45,649 46,892 43,483 36,387
Niger n/a 190 319 746 1,054 1,433 2,118 4,930
Nigeria 15,700 19,256 24,414 28,010 29,734 27,124 37,406 40,128
Norway 103,096 124,078 140,446 142,583 145,601 147,540 123,268 112,593
Oman n/a 3,384 3,834 4,356 5,116 5,396 5,051 3,468
Pakistan 35,176 30,750 34,785 40,035 40,326 51,942 57,732 39,442
Panama 71,344 75,852 81,968 94,638 99,498 107,349 87,714 75,495
Papua New Guinea n/a 1,743 1,666 1,630 1,667 1,336 934 668
Paraguay 18,851 18,772 20,198 19,065 18,870 18,714 16,405 12,069
Peru 126,775 129,763 145,019 155,464 159,276 192,062 186,008 164,482
Philippines 109,583 122,756 132,285 117,116 144,678 168,053 180,549 173,203
Poland 48,452 61,191 72,756 87,063 104,624 116,277 108,244 108,707
Portugal 49,649 56,847 62,877 67,132 79,413 86,333 67,222 56,012
Qatar n/a 4,199 5,208 5,437 5,328 5,860 5,730 2,842
Romania 13,307 18,199 20,630 24,636 25,529 27,418 28,261 26,440
Russia 94,093 112,046 120,681 115,506 81,378 76,739 70,348 64,228
Saudi Arabia 64,833 56,792 67,962 68,288 72,891 75,320 69,755 25,588
Senegal 4,876 5,306 5,831 6,749 7,874 11,185 10,395 7,762
Singapore 102,755 114,713 127,109 102,240 118,476 136,439 99,010 97,259
Slovakia n/a 14,760 13,877 12,592 12,093 13,235 12,498 12,235
Slovenia n/a 1,198 2,171 13,306 15,379 14,886 10,980 7,300
South Africa 84,434 94,576 103,567 110,049 107,258 116,113 94,882 73,910
Spain 302,083 324,822 328,024 326,339 362,848 361,177 291,052 269,520
Sri Lanka n/a 5,525 6,105 7,044 8,392 9,898 8,730 6,613
St. Kitts-Nevis n/a 10,154 10,097 10,147 11,596 12,084 10,183 7,917
St. Lucia n/a 13,486 14,500 15,366 17,693 18,100 14,941 12,530
St. Vincent-Grenadines n/a 4,725 5,136 5,606 6,900 7,291 5,931 4,992
Sudan n/a 790 1,018 837 1,014 1,479 1,659 852
Suriname 7,117 6,849 6,508 6,557 6,528 7,039 5,832 5,237
Sweden 219,283 268,975 292,424 300,925 314,258 321,881 230,538 204,156
Switzerland 396,801 417,064 410,209 410,900 405,626 395,031 310,826 253,940
Syria 4,993 5,554 6,607 7,199 7,640 8,470 8,237 5,194
Taiwan 412,708 414,541 442,780 386,413 453,299 457,302 357,064 288,032
Tanzania n/a 2,242 3,124 2,947 4,275 4,286 4,972 3,530
Thailand 91,220 102,679 91,664 59,167 74,385 86,971 73,745 66,848
Togo n/a 1,091 918 1,010 1,056 1,590 2,250 1,801
Tonga n/a 2,026 2,283 2,128 2,897 2,719 2,746 2,112
Trinidad & Tobago 82,397 83,923 96,458 103,807 117,396 137,689 127,102 118,336
Tunisia n/a 3,850 6,817 7,421 8,540 9,489 5,257 1,989
Turkey 44,769 52,680 68,254 78,219 88,301 106,427 82,222 78,662
Turks and Caicos Islands n/a 11,762 12,955 14,119 16,597 16,127 14,611 9,989
Uganda n/a 2,016 2,278 2,952 3,976 3,885 3,632 3,326
Ukraine 17,460 18,495 15,149 13,408 10,966 14,477 14,923 12,169
United Arab Emirates n/a 26,692 29,265 35,506 37,635 40,039 37,518 19,080
United Kingdom 2,888,195 3,246,237 3,720,979 3,974,976 4,252,160 4,703,008 4,097,258 3,816,736
Uruguay 45,967 49,037 58,657 59,041 57,406 69,607 60,346 47,316
Uzbekistan n/a 2,394 2,568 2,611 4,170 6,809 7,233 5,534
Venezuela 511,327 447,276 487,981 540,685 552,225 576,663 555,292 395,913
Vietnam n/a 3,724 4,217 4,460 4,417 9,061 12,928 12,360
Western Samoa n/a 1,437 1,224 727 923 1,206 1,107 1,006
Yemen n/a 1,826 1,900 1,618 1,858 1,995 1,259 445
Yugoslavia 19,017 11,089 11,570 10,149 5,839 8,039 10,206 10,972
Zambia n/a 2,190 2,295 2,558 3,092 3,337 4,413 3,165
Zimbabwe n/a 4,889 5,556 6,650 7,420 8,080 6,832 5,457
               
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS TO U.S. BY REGION OF RESIDENCY  
Region 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r
North America 5 22,678,000 23,831,000 23,572,000 22,698,000 24,025,000 24,970,000 23,065,000 22,775,000
  Canada 1 14,662,000 15,301,000 15,127,000 13,422,000 14,110,000 14,648,000 13,507,000 12,968,000
  Mexico 1 8,016,000 8,530,000 8,445,000 9,276,000 9,915,000 10,322,000 9,558,000 9,807,000
Overseas 6 20,638,966 22,658,166 24,194,476 23,697,587 24,466,187 25,974,701 21,832,868 19,116,707
Europe 8,792,732 9,727,300 10,389,518 10,674,528 11,242,690 11,597,120 9,496,134 8,602,684
  Western Europe 8,492,347 9,377,079 10,007,032 10,274,211 10,846,933 11,175,161 9,111,460 8,247,779
  Eastern Europe 300,385 350,221 382,486 400,317 395,757 421,959 384,674 354,905
Asia 6,616,203 7,500,335 7,755,838 6,724,061 6,935,210 7,554,444 6,315,500 5,689,319
South America 2,449,181 2,461,034 2,830,681 2,957,318 2,733,227 2,941,471 2,531,089 1,815,230
Caribbean 1,043,719 1,132,785 1,188,708 1,160,712 1,257,625 1,331,297 1,201,811 1,052,576
Central America 508,695 523,584 563,883 696,731 730,813 821,614 770,803 704,050
Middle East 454,177 479,694 551,571 587,210 625,356 702,105 644,156 529,091
Oceania 588,480 628,861 680,095 638,615 667,233 731,263 586,309 482,534
Africa 185,779 204,573 234,182 258,412 274,033 295,387 287,066 241,223
GRAND TOTAL 43,316,966 46,489,166 47,766,476 46,395,587 48,491,187 50,944,701 44,898,314 41,891,707
Percent Change -3.2% 7.3% 2.7% -2.9% 4.5% 5.1% -11.9% -6.7%

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

Notes:
r = revised

Only countries with more than 1,000 arrivals in 2002 or 2001 are shown on this chart.
1 The total 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. For 2001 and 2002, the Mexico figure is still a preliminary estimate. (top)
2 Arrivals are a combined total for People's Republic of China and Hong Kong. (top)
3 Arrivals from People's Republic of China only. (top)
4 Aruba arrival figures merged with the Netherlands Antilles in 1998. (top)
5 North America includes Canada and Mexico only. (top)
6 Overseas includes arrivals from all countries except Canada and Mexico. Please note, in 2001 and 2002, the overseas arrival figures were revised, see the note below (top)

n/a Information not available.

Note of Overseas arrival revisions:

The 2001 and 2002 monthly arrivals for September - December 2001 have been revised, The 2002 arrivals data have also been revised for January-December. The revised figures will be lower than the preliminary estimated released earlier. The reason for the revisions was to ensure the 2001 and 2002 arrivals data are comparable to past arrivals data. Shortly after September 11, 2001 the Immigration & Naturalization Service implemented a policy that required all passengers to and through (transit passengers) the U.S. to complete an I-94 arrivals form. The transit passengers have been eliminated from the arrival counts thus ensuring the arrivals data bases are comparable.

Released: April 2003