International Arrivals to U.S. - Historical Visitation 1997-2004
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International Arrivals to U.S. - Historical Visitation 1997-2004
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS TO U.S. BY COUNTRY OF RESIDENCY
Country of Residence
2004
2003r
2002r
2001r
2000r
1999r
1998r
1997r
CANADA 1
13,849,000
12,666,000
13,025,000
13,527,000
14,666,000
14,116,000
13,430,000
15,127,000
     Canada (air only)
4,578,000
4,173,000
4,125,928
4,637,000
5,353,000
4,963,000
4,595,000
4,638,000
MEXICO 2
11,906,000
10,526,000
       11,440,000
11,567,000
10,596,000
9,928,000
9,249,000
8,554,000
     Mexico (air only)
1,439,971
1,359,418
1,436,727
1,512,980
1,736,600
1,489,170
1,420,832
1,303,786
OVERSEAS 3
             20,322,257
      18,026,213
       19,116,707
    21,832,868
25,974,701
24,466,187
23,697,587
24,194,476
WESTERN EUROPE
               9,305,859
        8,294,083
        8,247,779
      9,111,460
11,175,161
10,846,933
10,274,211
10,007,032
ANDORRA
                        866
                 800
                 777
               954
1,235
1,378
1,185
1,186
AUSTRIA
                 112,950
            99,924
             97,930
         123,295
175,533
194,230
185,799
187,942
BELGIUM
                 175,997
          151,069
           159,052
         181,693
249,957
248,821
230,190
241,366
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
                     4,656
              4,154
               4,068
            4,755
5,430
4,019
2,021
1,488
CROATIA
                   11,176
              9,685
               9,676
           10,073
11,244
10,701
10,258
9,541
DENMARK
                 150,839
          125,435
           118,716
         126,345
149,211
146,479
138,689
144,605
FINLAND
                   78,612
            67,761
             64,860
           72,864
93,649
90,622
85,247
82,190
FRANCE
                 775,274
          688,887
           734,260
         875,854
1,087,087
1,059,014
1,013,222
978,327
GERMANY
               1,319,904
        1,180,212
        1,189,856
      1,313,756
1,786,045
1,984,627
1,901,938
1,994,296
GIBRALTAR
                     1,336
                 841
                 690
               929
1,363
1,133
917
914
GREECE
                   43,208
            40,993
             44,839
           49,371
61,361
57,879
58,975
62,162
ICELAND
                   26,777
            21,389
             18,692
           20,868
27,682
27,491
27,126
24,306
IRELAND
                 345,119
          254,320
           259,687
         276,806
285,697
246,394
232,391
217,278
ITALY
                 470,805
          408,633
           406,160
         472,348
612,357
626,217
610,796
580,261
LIECHTENSTEIN
                     1,235
              1,099
               1,248
            1,653
2,011
2,163
2,152
2,022
LUXEMBOURG
                   10,709
              9,522
               9,646
           12,093
16,385
19,368
19,706
20,797
MACEDONIA
                     2,633
              3,119
               3,404
            2,960
2,841
3,094
2,989
2,797
MALTA
                     5,157
              4,080
               4,482
            6,679
8,437
8,792
7,766
7,498
MONACO
                     4,136
              3,707
               3,851
            4,550
5,622
5,641
5,387
5,214
NETHERLANDS
                 424,872
          373,690
           384,367
         411,742
553,297
526,819
490,198
473,420
NORWAY
                 130,400
          113,233
           112,593
         123,268
147,540
145,601
142,583
140,446
PORTUGAL
                   60,930
            54,572
             56,012
           67,222
86,333
79,413
67,132
62,877
SLOVENIA
                   11,045
              9,420
               7,300
           10,980
14,886
15,379
13,306
2,171
SPAIN
                 333,432
          284,031
           269,520
         291,052
361,177
362,848
326,339
328,024
SWEDEN
                 254,258
          211,386
           204,156
         230,538
321,881
314,258
300,925
292,424
SWITZERLAND
                 243,186
          230,042
           253,940
         310,826
395,031
405,626
410,900
410,209
UNITED KINGDOM
               4,302,737
        3,936,112
        3,816,736
      4,097,258
4,703,008
4,252,160
3,974,976
3,720,979
YUGOSLAVIA
                     3,241
              5,670
             10,972
           10,206
8,039
5,839
10,149
11,570
EASTERN EUROPE
                 380,059
          344,594
           354,905
         384,674
421,959
395,757
400,317
382,486
ALBANIA
                     4,160
              4,101
               4,405
            4,453
5,737
2,732
2,017
1,786
ARMENIA
                     3,664
              3,244
               4,453
            6,634
8,663
8,654
4,494
3,476
AZERBAIJAN
                     1,563
              1,508
               1,322
            1,562
1,951
1,713
1,292
1,095
BULGARIA
                   14,639
            13,868
             13,858
           11,996
11,418
11,690
11,118
8,754
BYELARUS
                     4,751
              5,033
               4,451
            4,338
4,444
4,617
3,715
3,481
CZECH REPUBLIC
                   30,944
            33,174
             26,209
           39,018
43,758
42,442
41,746
37,010
CZECHOSLOVAKIA
                     8,132
              7,535
             16,473
            9,971
11,590
11,601
12,657
13,281
ESTONIA
                     5,919
              5,569
               5,630
            5,894
6,745
6,497
5,230
4,904
GEORGIA
                     2,811
              3,106
               2,618
            2,153
2,173
5,099
4,571
3,034
HUNGARY
                   32,694
            31,984
             35,001
           45,311
59,174
53,030
48,602
50,080
LATVIA
                     5,787
              5,280
               5,870
            6,218
7,161
5,957
5,411
5,137
LITHUANIA
                     6,997
              7,539
               9,482
           11,484
9,122
5,615
4,969
6,052
MOLDOVA
                     1,661
              1,427
               1,177
            1,159
1,625
1,209
940
758
POLAND
                 123,003
          107,892
           108,707
         108,244
116,277
104,624
87,063
72,756
ROMANIA
                   30,270
            25,058
             26,440
           28,261
27,418
25,529
24,636
20,630
RUSSIA
                   72,419
            62,330
             64,228
           70,348
76,739
81,378
115,506
120,681
SLOVAKIA
                   11,641
            10,677
             12,235
           12,498
13,235
12,093
12,592
13,877
UKRAINE
                   18,822
            15,098
             12,169
           14,923
14,477
10,966
13,408
15,149
ASIA
               5,801,834
        5,003,261
        5,689,319
      6,315,500
7,554,444
6,935,210
6,724,061
7,755,838
BANGLADESH
                     8,384
              8,434
               9,585
           12,218
12,724
11,380
10,445
9,464
BRUNEI
                        696
                 702
                 762
               943
1,230
1,380
1,509
2,014
BURMA
                        945
                 829
               1,461
            1,301
1,357
1,208
323
770
CHINA 4
                 325,879
          271,438
           360,974
         402,683
            452,741
        384,086
          421,950
        431,738
CHINA, PRC 5
                 202,544
          157,326
           225,565
         232,416
249,441
191,175
208,930
209,609
HONG KONG 5
                 123,335
          114,112
           135,409
         170,267
203,300
192,911
213,020
222,129
INDIA
                 308,845
          272,161
           257,271
         269,674
274,202
228,072
210,975
173,327
INDONESIA
                   45,905
            40,744
             45,811
           59,672
71,390
62,634
45,791
86,959
JAPAN
               3,747,620
        3,169,682
        3,627,264
      4,082,661
5,061,377
4,826,077
4,885,369
5,367,578
KAMPUCHEA
                     3,480
              3,115
               2,575
            3,304
2,319
636
554
2,011
KAZAKHSTAN
                     3,784
              3,355
               3,602
            3,608
3,311
3,038
3,215
2,690
LAOS
                     1,192
                 955
               1,190
            1,608
1,045
636
657
642
MACAU
                     2,366
              2,209
               2,377
            3,195
4,077
4,226
4,606
5,037
MALAYSIA
                   45,396
            34,274
             40,750
           52,396
74,507
59,785
48,974
79,836
NEPAL
                     6,446
              6,270
               6,047
            5,450
4,101
3,620
4,980
4,197
PAKISTAN
                   34,233
            31,222
             39,442
           57,732
51,942
40,326
40,035
34,785
PHILIPPINES
                 143,962
          134,338
           173,203
         180,549
168,053
144,678
117,116
132,285
SINGAPORE
                 106,527
            87,525
             97,259
           99,010
136,439
118,476
102,240
127,109
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
                 626,595
          617,573
           638,697
         617,892
661,844
498,643
364,061
746,550
SRI LANKA
                     7,512
              7,622
               6,613
            8,730
9,898
8,392
7,044
6,105
TAIWAN
                 297,684
          238,999
           288,032
         357,064
457,302
453,299
386,413
442,780
THAILAND
                   66,287
            55,884
             66,848
           73,745
86,971
74,385
59,167
91,664
UZBEKISTAN
                     3,885
              4,907
               5,534
            7,233
6,809
4,170
2,611
2,568
VIETNAM
                   12,401
              9,463
             12,360
           12,928
9,061
4,417
4,460
4,217
MIDDLE EAST
502,170
          447,112
           482,534
         644,156
702,105
625,356
587,210
551,571
ARABIAN PENINSULA
                   16,412
                  26
                   66
               156
143
166
131
8
BAHRAIN
                     4,148
              3,745
               3,802
            6,256
6,735
6,373
6,403
5,863
CYPRUS
                     9,087
              9,485
               9,378
           10,893
12,152
11,485
11,069
10,608
EGYPT
                   20,772
            20,225
             24,315
           41,438
44,612
42,777
38,832
35,275
IRAN
                     4,311
              3,454
               4,996
            8,536
9,364
8,453
8,293
7,231
IRAQ
                     1,046
                 442
                 541
               949
537
361
241
246
ISRAEL
                 275,373
          249,034
           263,097
         305,431
325,199
283,306
269,752
260,052
JORDAN
                   12,265
            11,798
             12,339
           18,490
17,327
14,809
13,939
12,471
KUWAIT
                   15,247
            13,775
             14,204
           22,834
23,930
23,758
24,479
24,963
LEBANON
                   15,074
            12,981
             14,517
           19,401
18,599
15,099
13,448
11,824
OMAN
                     3,221
              2,911
               3,468
            5,051
5,396
5,116
4,356
3,834
QATAR
                     3,203
              2,698
               2,842
            5,730
5,860
5,328
5,437
5,208
SAUDI ARABIA
                   18,573
            18,727
             25,588
           69,755
75,320
72,891
68,288
67,962
SYRIA
                     3,901
              3,843
               5,194
            8,237
8,470
7,640
7,199
6,607
TURKEY
                   76,404
            75,227
             78,662
           82,222
106,427
88,301
78,219
68,254
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
                   22,571
            18,353
             19,080
           37,518
40,039
37,635
35,506
29,265
YEMEN
                        562
                 388
                 445
            1,259
1,995
1,858
1,618
1,900
AFRICA
                 240,752
          236,266
           241,223
         287,066
295,387
274,033
258,412
234,182
ALGERIA
                     1,802
              1,631
               1,988
            3,268
3,294
2,719
2,928
3,140
ANGOLA
                     3,060
              2,781
               2,912
            3,207
3,146
2,891
2,398
1,980
BOTSWANA
                     2,273
              1,873
               2,116
            2,490
2,391
2,160
2,081
1,652
BURKINA FASO
                     1,129
              1,075
               1,134
            1,199
946
964
189
82
CAMEROON
                     4,366
              5,214
               5,003
            4,279
3,124
3,137
1,968
1,586
CAPE VERDE
                     1,208
              1,211
               1,744
            4,958
3,906
3,587
2,933
2,479
CONGO
                     1,223
              1,111
               1,432
            2,273
1,604
1,355
1,388
1,442
ERITREA
                     1,039
              1,034
               1,025
               599
407
826
534
805
ETHIOPIA
                     4,975
              5,582
               4,749
            5,382
5,177
5,282
4,432
3,567
GABON
                     1,062
                 980
               1,031
            1,197
1,404
1,509
1,463
1,274
GAMBIA
                     2,055
              2,910
               3,382
            2,336
2,966
1,832
1,450
1,234
GHANA
                   18,679
            20,760
             18,957
           17,184
16,073
14,118
10,616
9,161
GUINEA
                     3,528
              3,958
               3,589
            4,334
4,184
3,474
4,106
3,504
IVORY COAST
                     1,638
              1,649
               2,514
            5,127
5,226
6,284
6,194
5,855
KENYA
                   14,979
            13,913
             17,275
           20,651
14,229
13,720
13,340
11,977
LIBERIA
                     1,038
                 848
               1,400
            2,367
3,823
2,376
2,334
1,604
MALAWI
                     1,092
              1,098
               1,212
            1,332
1,365
1,155
1,110
1,006
MALI
                     1,480
              2,705
               2,743
            3,845
4,015
2,108
2,020
1,738
MAURITIUS
                        836
                 701
                 846
            1,577
1,899
1,731
1,787
1,651
MOROCCO
                   12,538
            11,857
             12,464
           17,106
19,079
19,487
17,669
14,630
NAMIBIA
                     1,033
                 912
                 883
            1,021
1,144
1,081
886
737
NIGER
                     3,614
              1,720
               4,930
            2,118
1,433
1,054
746
319
NIGERIA
                   45,606
            46,938
             40,128
           37,406
27,124
29,734
28,010
24,414
SENEGAL
                     5,689
              6,830
               7,762
           10,395
11,185
7,874
6,749
5,831
SIERRA LEONE
                        919
                 882
                 765
               697
706
464
540
1,232
SOUTH AFRICA
                   78,433
            72,029
             73,910
           94,882
116,113
107,258
110,049
103,567
SUDAN
                        628
                 670
                 852
            1,659
1,479
1,014
837
1,018
TANZANIA
                     3,357
              3,506
               3,530
            4,972
4,286
4,275
2,947
3,124
TOGO
                     1,549
              1,695
               1,801
            2,250
1,590
1,056
1,010
918
TUNISIA
                     2,920
              2,020
               1,989
            5,257
9,489
8,540
7,421
6,817
UGANDA
                     3,622
              3,215
               3,326
            3,632
3,885
3,976
2,952
2,278
ZAIRE
                         70
                  76
                   81
               119
111
101
247
1,083
ZAMBIA
                     2,882
              2,782
               3,165
            4,413
3,337
3,092
2,558
2,295
ZIMBABWE
                     5,138
              5,223
               5,457
            6,832
8,080
7,420
6,650
5,556
OCEANIA
659,753
          524,599
           529,091
         586,309
731,263
667,233
638,615
680,095
AUSTRALIA
                 519,955
          405,698
           407,130
         425,934
539,559
483,157
460,705
500,615
FIJI
                     3,685
              3,408
               4,112
            5,789
6,817
7,370
6,402
5,529
FRENCH POLYNESIA
                     2,831
              2,434
               2,176
            2,293
3,373
3,761
3,748
3,016
NEW CALEDONIA
                     1,116
                 961
               1,025
            1,476
1,759
3,609
3,666
1,589
NEW ZEALAND
                 127,394
          107,214
           109,580
         144,216
172,012
160,458
157,338
161,476
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
                        537
                 586
                 668
               934
1,336
1,667
1,630
1,666
TONGA
                     1,915
              1,713
               2,112
            2,746
2,719
2,897
2,128
2,283
WESTERN SAMOA
                     1,015
              1,208
               1,006
            1,107
1,206
923
727
1,224
SOUTH AMERICA
               1,645,342
        1,522,191
        1,815,230
      2,531,089
2,941,471
2,733,227
2,957,318
2,830,681
ARGENTINA
                 167,726
          150,719
           164,658
         434,011
533,936
501,660
523,909
503,393
BOLIVIA
                   22,843
            22,307
             25,011
           34,943
49,135
37,718
32,274
28,376
BRAZIL
                 384,734
          348,945
           405,094
         551,406
737,245
665,013
909,477
940,698
CHILE
                 101,171
            95,389
           115,359
         150,350
192,361
181,234
179,133
179,075
COLOMBIA
                 295,371
          280,259
           321,439
         371,747
417,065
415,724
367,968
317,736
ECUADOR
                 133,046
          119,737
           139,094
         147,527
129,938
118,759
145,477
126,077
GUYANA
                   14,777
            15,991
             19,358
           16,955
17,435
18,465
17,902
16,775
PARAGUAY
                     9,716
              9,754
             12,069
           16,405
18,714
18,870
19,065
20,198
PERU
                 151,409
          154,324
           164,482
         186,008
192,062
159,276
155,464
145,019
SURINAME
                     5,812
              5,346
               5,237
            5,832
7,039
6,528
6,557
6,508
URUGUAY
                   28,197
            34,801
             47,316
           60,346
69,607
57,406
59,041
58,657
VENEZUELA
                 330,285
          284,423
           395,913
         555,292
576,663
552,225
540,685
487,981
CENTRAL AMERICA
                 691,580
          655,841
           704,050
         770,803
821,614
730,813
696,731
563,883
BELIZE
                   21,430
            22,074
             22,327
           28,682
30,352
27,005
24,058
23,106
COSTA RICA
                 127,112
          112,880
           124,993
         143,434
176,056
160,781
156,405
131,240
EL SALVADOR
                 181,209
          177,240
           197,159
         207,890
184,574
152,787
135,808
93,087
GUATEMALA
                 161,983
          151,891
           162,367
         171,955
185,677
163,095
163,468
134,545
HONDURAS
                   85,506
            82,099
             85,322
           87,645
90,714
81,998
78,896
61,866
NICARAGUA
                   38,308
            37,244
             36,387
           43,483
46,892
45,649
43,458
38,071
PANAMA
                   76,032
            72,413
             75,495
           87,714
107,349
99,498
94,638
81,968
CARIBBEAN
               1,094,908
          998,266
        1,052,576
      1,201,811
1,331,297
1,257,625
1,160,712
1,188,708
ANGUILLA
                     4,104
              3,451
               3,050
            4,121
5,177
5,185
4,542
4,167
ANTIGUA-BARBUDA
                   18,585
            16,479
             16,317
           20,207
24,918
24,162
24,033
23,610
BAHAMAS
                 265,681
          253,229
           262,469
         293,022
293,911
282,286
251,929
319,240
BARBADOS
                   49,198
            41,558
             41,934
           46,494
57,071
60,002
59,338
58,829
BERMUDA
                   15,996
            13,382
               6,227
            7,107
7,474
7,366
7,847
7,307
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
                   16,902
            14,748
             14,497
           23,745
29,708
25,100
24,949
23,045
CAYMAN ISLANDS
                   49,191
            37,160
             35,069
           46,252
52,922
52,276
50,310
46,427
CUBA
                   22,762
            18,543
             26,880
           31,425
48,614
5,613
6,717
4,788
DOMINICA
                     8,831
              6,792
             17,271
           14,221
16,174
16,120
15,054
14,826
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
                 180,048
          153,019
           153,586
         171,568
197,298
200,817
195,287
190,522
GRENADA
                     8,691
              7,509
               7,161
            8,656
10,412
10,192
8,970
7,655
GUADELOUPE
                     6,623
              6,019
               6,290
            7,448
10,253
11,177
11,842
11,077
HAITI
                   60,521
            59,756
             59,444
           65,169
72,190
72,726
61,094
52,190
JAMAICA
                 163,059
          159,484
           183,903
         229,003
242,903
233,547
217,730
213,910
MARTINIQUE
                     5,531
              5,902
               6,021
            7,500
9,912
12,594
14,843
11,527
MONTSERRAT
                        810
                 696
                 650
               727
1,027
998
1,078
1,462
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 6
                   56,179
            54,170
             58,043
           52,378
60,042
67,282
56,104
58,980
ST. KITTS-NEVIS
                     9,863
              7,897
               7,917
           10,183
12,084
11,596
10,147
10,097
ST. LUCIA
                   13,846
            12,007
             12,530
           14,941
18,100
17,693
15,366
14,500
ST. VINCENT-GRENADINES
                     5,724
              4,928
               4,992
            5,931
7,291
6,900
5,606
5,136
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
                 121,158
          111,820
           118,336
         127,102
137,689
117,396
103,807
96,458
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
                   11,605
              9,717
               9,989
           14,611
16,127
16,597
14,119
12,955
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS TO U.S. BY REGION OF RESIDENCY
Region
2004
2003r
2002r
2001r
2000r
1999r
1998r
1997r
North America 7
25,755,000
23,192,000
24,465,000
25,094,000
25,262,000
24,044,000
22,679,000
23,681,000
       Canada 1
13,849,000
12,666,000
13,025,000
13,527,000
14,666,000
14,116,000
13,430,000
15,127,000
     Mexico (2)
11,906,000
10,526,000
       11,440,000
11,567,000
10,596,000
9,928,000
9,249,000
8,554,000
Overseas 3
20,322,257
      18,026,213
       19,116,707
    21,832,868
25,974,701
24,466,187
23,697,587
24,194,476
Europe
9,685,918
        8,638,677
        8,602,684
      9,496,134
11,597,120
11,242,690
10,674,528
10,389,518
       Western Europe
9,305,859
        8,294,083
        8,247,779
      9,111,460
11,175,161
10,846,933
10,274,211
10,007,032
       Eastern Europe
380,059
          344,594
           354,905
         384,674
421,959
395,757
400,317
382,486
Asia
5,801,834
        5,003,261
        5,689,319
      6,315,500
7,554,444
6,935,210
6,724,061
7,755,838
South America
1,645,342
        1,522,191
        1,815,230
      2,531,089
2,941,471
2,733,227
2,957,318
2,830,681
Caribbean
1,094,908
          998,266
        1,052,576
      1,201,811
1,331,297
1,257,625
1,160,712
1,188,708
Central America
691,580
          655,841
           704,050
         770,803
821,614
730,813
696,731
563,883
Oceania
659,753
          524,599
           529,091
         586,309
731,263
667,233
638,615
680,095
Middle East
502,170
          447,112
           482,534
         644,156
702,105
625,356
587,210
551,571
Africa
240,752
          236,266
           241,223
         287,066
295,387
274,033
258,412
234,182
GRAND TOTAL
46,077,257
41,218,213
43,581,707
46,926,868
51,236,701
48,510,187
46,376,587
47,875,476
Percent Change
11.8%
-5.4%
-7.1%
-8.4%
5.6%
4.6%
-3.1%
2.7%

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries; Statistics Canada; & Banco de Mexico/Secretaria de Turismo (Mexico)
Notes: Only countries with at least 1,000 arrivals, in any one year between 1997 to 2004 are shown on this chart.
1 The Canadian arrival figures maybe revised monthly.  Arrival estimates are based on survey research and
     therefore are rounded to the nearest thousand.
2 The USA obtained Mexican revised arrival figures in 2004 for 1993 through 2003.  Data are subject to further
     revisions if obtained from Banco de Mexico
3 Overseas includes arrivals from all countries except Canada and Mexico.
4 Arrivals are a combined total for People's Republic of China and Hong Kong.
5 Arrivals from People's Republic of China or Hong Kong only.
6 Aruba arrival figures merged with the Netherlands Antilles from 1997-2004
7 North America includes Canada and Mexico only.
   
n/a  Information not available.
Released:  May 2005