International Arrivals to U.S. - Historical Visitation 1998-2005
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INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS TO U.S. BY COUNTRY OF RESIDENCY
Country of Residence 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
TOTAL ARRIVALS 46,376,587 48,509,187 51,237,701 46,926,868 43,580,707 41,218,213 46,084,257 49,401,528
CANADA1 13,430,000 14,115,000 14,667,000 13,527,000 13,024,000 12,666,000 13,856,000 14,865,000

Canada (air only)

4,595,000 4,963,000 5,353,000 4,637,000 4,181,000 4,173,000 4,583,000 5,125,000
MEXICO2 9,249,000 9,928,000 10,596,000 11,567,000 11,440,000 10,526,000 11,906,000 12,858,000

Mexico (air only)

1,420,832 1,489,170 1,736,600 1,512,980 1,436,727 1,359,418 1,439,971 1,668,432
                 
OVERSEAS3 23,697,587 24,466,187 25,974,701 21,832,868 19,116,707 18,026,213 20,322,257 21,678,528
WESTERN EUROPE 10,274,211 10,846,933 11,175,161 9,111,460 8,247,779 8,294,083 9,305,859 9,879,934
ANDORRA 1,185 1,378 1,235 954 777 800 866 1,180
AUSTRIA 185,799 194,230 175,533 123,295 97,930 99,924 112,950 117,688
BELGIUM 230,190 248,821 249,957 181,693 159,052 151,069 175,997 191,596
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 2,021 4,019 5,430 4,755 4,068 4,154 4,656 4,700
CROATIA 10,258 10,701 11,244 10,073 9,676 9,685 11,176 11,722
DENMARK 138,689 146,479 149,211 126,345 118,716 125,435 150,839 174,581
FINLAND 85,247 90,622 93,649 72,864 64,860 67,761 78,612 89,125
FRANCE 1,013,222 1,059,014 1,087,087 875,854 734,260 688,887 775,274 878,648
GERMANY 1,901,938 1,984,627 1,786,045 1,313,756 1,189,856 1,180,212 1,319,904 1,415,530
GIBRALTAR 917 1,133 1,363 929 690 841 1,336 1,674
GREECE 58,975 57,879 61,361 49,371 44,839 40,993 43,208 49,835
ICELAND 27,126 27,491 27,682 20,868 18,692 21,389 26,777 38,929
IRELAND 232,391 246,394 285,697 276,806 259,687 254,320 345,119 383,400
ITALY 610,796 626,217 612,357 472,348 406,160 408,633 470,805 545,546
LIECHTENSTEIN 2,152 2,163 2,011 1,653 1,248 1,099 1,235 1,287
LUXEMBOURG 19,706 19,368 16,385 12,093 9,646 9,522 10,709 12,243
MACEDONIA 2,989 3,094 2,841 2,960 3,404 3,119 2,633 2,656
MALTA 7,766 8,792 8,437 6,679 4,482 4,080 5,157 5,206
MONACO 5,387 5,641 5,622 4,550 3,851 3,707 4,136 4,671
NETHERLANDS 490,198 526,819 553,297 411,742 384,367 373,690 424,872 448,650
NORWAY 142,583 145,601 147,540 123,268 112,593 113,233 130,400 139,043
PORTUGAL 67,132 79,413 86,333 67,222 56,012 54,572 60,930 68,111
SLOVENIA 13,306 15,379 14,886 10,980 7,300 9,420 11,045 12,566
SPAIN 326,339 362,848 361,177 291,052 269,520 284,031 333,432 385,640
SWEDEN 300,925 314,258 321,881 230,538 204,156 211,386 254,258 290,530
SWITZERLAND 410,900 405,626 395,031 310,826 253,940 230,042 243,186 256,730
UNITED KINGDOM 3,974,976 4,252,160 4,703,008 4,097,258 3,816,736 3,936,112 4,302,737 4,344,957
YUGOSLAVIA 10,149 5,839 8,039 10,206 10,972 5,670 3,241 3,047
EASTERN EUROPE 400,317 395,757 421,959 384,674 354,905 344,594 380,059 432,702
ALBANIA 2,017 2,732 5,737 4,453 4,405 4,101 4,160 5,986
ARMENIA 4,494 8,654 8,663 6,634 4,453 3,244 3,664 3,633
AZERBAIJAN 1,292 1,713 1,951 1,562 1,322 1,508 1,563 1,587
BULGARIA 11,118 11,690 11,418 11,996 13,858 13,868 14,639 16,565
BYELARUS 3,715 4,617 4,444 4,338 4,451 5,033 4,751 5,225
CZECH REPUBLIC 41,746 42,442 43,758 39,018 26,209 33,174 30,944 35,341
CZECHOSLOVAKIA 12,657 11,601 11,590 9,971 16,473 7,535 8,132 6,874
ESTONIA 5,230 6,497 6,745 5,894 5,630 5,569 5,919 6,625
GEORGIA 4,571 5,099 2,173 2,153 2,618 3,106 2,811 2,360
HUNGARY 48,602 53,030 59,174 45,311 35,001 31,984 32,694 37,308
LATVIA 5,411 5,957 7,161 6,218 5,870 5,280 5,787 6,981
LITHUANIA 4,969 5,615 9,122 11,484 9,482 7,539 6,997 6,959
MOLDOVA 940 1,209 1,625 1,159 1,177 1,427 1,661 2,186
POLAND 87,063 104,624 116,277 108,244 108,707 107,892 123,003 134,430
ROMANIA 24,636 25,529 27,418 28,261 26,440 25,058 30,270 37,627
RUSSIA 115,506 81,378 76,739 70,348 64,228 62,330 72,419 84,780
SLOVAKIA 12,592 12,093 13,235 12,498 12,235 10,677 11,641 13,800
UKRAINE 13,408 10,966 14,477 14,923 12,169 15,098 18,822 24,164
ASIA 6,724,061 6,935,210 7,554,444 6,315,500 5,689,319 5,003,261 5,801,834 6,198,087
BANGLADESH 10,445 11,380 12,724 12,218 9,585 8,434 8,384 9,637
BRUNEI 1,509 1,380 1,230 943 762 702 696 763
BURMA 323 1,208 1,357 1,301 1,461 829 945 760
CHINA (NET)4 421,950 384,086 452,741 402,683 360,974 271,438 325,879 405,380
CHINA, PRC5 208,930 191,175 249,441 232,416 225,565 157,326 202,544 270,272
HONG KONG5 213,020 192,911 203,300 170,267 135,409 114,112 123,335 135,108
INDIA 210,975 228,072 274,202 269,674 257,271 272,161 308,845 344,926
INDONESIA 45,791 62,634 71,390 59,672 45,811 40,744 45,905 51,566
JAPAN 4,885,369 4,826,077 5,061,377 4,082,661 3,627,264 3,169,682 3,747,620 3,883,906
KAMPUCHEA 554 636 2,319 3,304 2,575 3,115 3,480 3,056
KAZAKHSTAN 3,215 3,038 3,311 3,608 3,602 3,355 3,784 4,992
LAOS 657 636 1,045 1,608 1,190 955 1,192 1,724
MACAU 4,606 4,226 4,077 3,195 2,377 2,209 2,366 2,986
MALAYSIA 48,974 59,785 74,507 52,396 40,750 34,274 45,396 51,442
NEPAL 4,980 3,620 4,101 5,450 6,047 6,270 6,446 8,117
PAKISTAN 40,035 40,326 51,942 57,732 39,442 31,222 34,233 33,234
PHILIPPINES 117,116 144,678 168,053 180,549 173,203 134,338 143,962 153,821
SINGAPORE 102,240 118,476 136,439 99,010 97,259 87,525 106,527 115,939
REPUBLIC OF KOREA 364,061 498,643 661,844 617,892 638,697 617,573 626,595 705,093
SRI LANKA 7,044 8,392 9,898 8,730 6,613 7,622 7,512 9,024
TAIWAN 386,413 453,299 457,302 357,064 288,032 238,999 297,684 318,886
THAILAND 59,167 74,385 86,971 73,745 66,848 55,884 66,287 66,833
UZBEKISTAN 2,611 4,170 6,809 7,233 5,534 4,907 3,885 4,465
VIETNAM 4,460 4,417 9,061 12,928 12,360 9,463 12,401 19,191
MIDDLE EAST 587,210 625,356 702,105 644,156 482,534 447,112 502,170 527,361
ARABIAN PENINSULA 131 166 143 156 66 26 16,412 17
BAHRAIN 6,403 6,373 6,735 6,256 3,802 3,745 4,148 5,176
CYPRUS 11,069 11,485 12,152 10,893 9,378 9,485 9,087 9,698
EGYPT 38,832 42,777 44,612 41,438 24,315 20,225 20,772 24,048
IRAN 8,293 8,453 9,364 8,536 4,996 3,454 4,311 5,330
IRAQ 241 361 537 949 541 442 1,046 1,131
ISRAEL 269,752 283,306 325,199 305,431 263,097 249,034 275,373 284,310
JORDAN 13,939 14,809 17,327 18,490 12,339 11,798 12,265 14,656
KUWAIT 24,479 23,758 23,930 22,834 14,204 13,775 15,247 18,367
LEBANON 13,448 15,099 18,599 19,401 14,517 12,981 15,074 15,543
OMAN 4,356 5,116 5,396 5,051 3,468 2,911 3,221 3,447
QATAR 5,437 5,328 5,860 5,730 2,842 2,698 3,203 4,250
SAUDI ARABIA 68,288 72,891 75,320 69,755 25,588 18,727 18,573 25,119
SYRIA 7,199 7,640 8,470 8,237 5,194 3,843 3,901 4,015
TURKEY 78,219 88,301 106,427 82,222 78,662 75,227 76,404 84,434
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 35,506 37,635 40,039 37,518 19,080 18,353 22,571 26,883
YEMEN 1,618 1,858 1,995 1,259 445 388 562 937
AFRICA 258,412 274,033 295,387 287,066 241,223 236,266 240,752 252,196
ALGERIA 2,928 2,719 3,294 3,268 1,988 1,631 1,802 2,409
ANGOLA 2,398 2,891 3,146 3,207 2,912 2,781 3,060 3,651
BENIN 648 779 741 670 669 698 795 1,045
BOTSWANA 2,081 2,160 2,391 2,490 2,116 1,873 2,273 2,269
BURKINA FASO 189 964 946 1,199 1,134 1,075 1,129 1,493
CAMEROON 1,968 3,137 3,124 4,279 5,003 5,214 4,366 4,759
CAPE VERDE 2,933 3,587 3,906 4,958 1,744 1,211 1,208 1,559
CONGO 1,388 1,355 1,604 2,273 1,432 1,111 1,223 1,449
ERITREA 534 826 407 599 1,025 1,034 1,039 915
ETHIOPIA 4,432 5,282 5,177 5,382 4,749 5,582 4,975 4,707
GABON 1,463 1,509 1,404 1,197 1,031 980 1,062 1,341
GAMBIA 1,450 1,832 2,966 2,336 3,382 2,910 2,055 1,868
GHANA 10,616 14,118 16,073 17,184 18,957 20,760 18,679 15,155
GUINEA 4,106 3,474 4,184 4,334 3,589 3,958 3,528 2,822
IVORY COAST 6,194 6,284 5,226 5,127 2,514 1,649 1,638 1,463
KENYA 13,340 13,720 14,229 20,651 17,275 13,913 14,979 14,118
LIBERIA 2,334 2,376 3,823 2,367 1,400 848 1,038 669
MALAWI 1,110 1,155 1,365 1,332 1,212 1,098 1,092 1,238
MALI 2,020 2,108 4,015 3,845 2,743 2,705 1,480 1,688
MAURITIUS 1,787 1,731 1,899 1,577 846 701 836 1245
MOROCCO 17,669 19,487 19,079 17,106 12,464 11,857 12,538 13,430
NAMIBIA 886 1,081 1,144 1,021 883 912 1,033 1,004
NIGER 746 1,054 1,433 2,118 4,930 1,720 3,614 2,903
NIGERIA 28,010 29,734 27,124 37,406 40,128 46,938 45,606 47,397
RWANDA 882 723 776 682 657 674 945 1,132
SENEGAL 6,749 7,874 11,185 10,395 7,762 6,830 5,689 4,804
SOUTH AFRICA 110,049 107,258 116,113 94,882 73,910 72,029 78,433 89,102
SUDAN 837 1,014 1,479 1,659 852 670 628 669
TANZANIA 2,947 4,275 4,286 4,972 3,530 3,506 3,357 3,621
TOGO 1,010 1,056 1,590 2,250 1,801 1,695 1,549 1,099
TUNISIA 7,421 8,540 9,489 5,257 1,989 2,020 2,920 3,566
UGANDA 2,952 3,976 3,885 3,632 3,326 3,215 3,622 3,764
ZAMBIA 2,558 3,092 3,337 4,413 3,165 2,782 2,882 2,893
ZIMBABWE 6,650 7,420 8,080 6,832 5,457 5,223 5,138 4,796
OCEANIA 638,615 667,233 731,263 586,309 529,091 524,599 659,753 736,840
AUSTRALIA 460,705 483,157 539,559 425,934 407,130 405,698 519,955 581,773
FIJI 6,402 7,370 6,817 5,789 4,112 3,408 3,685 4,893
FRENCH POLYNESIA 3,748 3,761 3,373 2,293 2,176 2,434 2,831 3,973
NEW CALEDONIA 3,666 3,609 1,759 1,476 1,025 961 1,116 1,273
NEW ZEALAND 157,338 160,458 172,012 144,216 109,580 107,214 127,394 139,780
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1,630 1,667 1,336 934 668 586 537 588
TONGA 2,128 2,897 2,719 2,746 2,112 1,713 1,915 2,288
WESTERN SAMOA 727 923 1,206 1,107 1,006 1,208 1,015 1,173
SOUTH AMERICA 2,957,318 2,733,227 2,941,471 2,531,089 1,815,230 1,522,191 1,645,342 1,820,315
ARGENTINA 523,909 501,660 533,936 434,011 164,658 150,719 167,726 188,865
BOLIVIA 32,274 37,718 49,135 34,943 25,011 22,307 22,843 21,786
BRAZIL 909,477 665,013 737,245 551,406 405,094 348,945 384,734 485,373
CHILE 179,133 181,234 192,361 150,350 115,359 95,389 101,171 101,550
COLOMBIA 367,968 415,724 417,065 371,747 321,439 280,259 295,371 325,398
ECUADOR 145,477 118,759 129,938 147,527 139,094 119,737 133,046 143,073
GUYANA 17,902 18,465 17,435 16,955 19,358 15,991 14,777 16,091
PARAGUAY 19,065 18,870 18,714 16,405 12,069 9,754 9,716 10,326
PERU 155,464 159,276 192,062 186,008 164,482 154,324 151,409 151,823
SURINAME 6,557 6,528 7,039 5,832 5,237 5,346 5,812 5,665
URUGUAY 59,041 57,406 69,607 60,346 47,316 34,801 28,197 29,741
VENEZUELA 540,685 552,225 576,663 555,292 395,913 284,423 330,285 340,315
CENTRAL AMERICA 696,731 730,813 821,614 770,803 704,050 655,841 691,580 696,207
BELIZE 24,058 27,005 30,352 28,682 22,327 22,074 21,430 20,533
COSTA RICA 156,405 160,781 176,056 143,434 124,993 112,880 127,112 133,820
EL SALVADOR 135,808 152,787 184,574 207,890 197,159 177,240 181,209 164,492
GUATEMALA 163,468 163,095 185,677 171,955 162,367 151,891 161,983 170,076
HONDURAS 78,896 81,998 90,714 87,645 85,322 82,099 85,506 89,718
NICARAGUA 43,458 45,649 46,892 43,483 36,387 37,244 38,308 38,713
PANAMA 94,638 99,498 107,349 87,714 75,495 72,413 76,032 78,855
CARIBBEAN 1,160,712 1,257,625 1,331,297 1,201,811 1,052,576 998,266 1,094,908 1,134,886
ANGUILLA 4,542 5,185 5,177 4,121 3,050 3,451 4,104 5,090
ANTIGUA-BARBUDA 24,033 24,162 24,918 20,207 16,317 16,479 18,585 19,966
BAHAMAS 251,929 282,286 293,911 293,022 262,469 253,229 265,681 237,140
BARBADOS 59,338 60,002 57,071 46,494 41,934 41,558 49,198 51,233
BERMUDA 7,847 7,366 7,474 7,107 6,227 13,382 15,996 16,120
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 24,949 25,100 29,708 23,745 14,497 14,748 16,902 19,487
CAYMAN ISLANDS 50,310 52,276 52,922 46,252 35,069 37,160 49,191 46,353
CUBA 6,717 5,613 48,614 31,425 26,880 18,543 22,762 18,847
DOMINICA 15,054 16,120 16,174 14,221 17,271 6,792 8,831 5,765
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 195,287 200,817 197,298 171,568 153,586 153,019 180,048 221,449
GRENADA 8,970 10,192 10,412 8,656 7,161 7,509 8,691 8,083
GUADELOUPE 11,842 11,177 10,253 7,448 6,290 6,019 6,623 7,844
HAITI 61,094 72,726 72,190 65,169 59,444 59,756 60,521 63,970
JAMAICA 217,730 233,547 242,903 229,003 183,903 159,484 163,059 175,351
MARTINIQUE 14,843 12,594 9,912 7,500 6,021 5,902 5,531 5,755
MONTSERRAT 1,078 998 1,027 727 650 696 810 782
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES6 56,104 67,282 60,042 52,378 58,043 54,170 56,179 59,126
ST. KITTS-NEVIS 10,147 11,596 12,084 10,183 7,917 7,897 9,863 11,403
ST. LUCIA 15,366 17,693 18,100 14,941 12,530 12,007 13,846 13,879
ST. VINCENT-GRENADINES 5,606 6,900 7,291 5,931 4,992 4,928 5,724 5,939
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 103,807 117,396 137,689 127,102 118,336 111,820 121,158 128,392
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 14,119 16,597 16,127 14,611 9,989 9,717 11,605 12,912
                 
                 
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS TO U.S. BY REGION OF RESIDENCY
Region 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
TOTAL ARRIVALS 46,376,587 48,509,187 51,237,701 46,926,868 43,580,707 41,218,213 46,084,257 49,401,528
North America7 22,679,000 24,043,000 25,263,000 25,094,000 24,464,000 23,192,000 25,762,000 27,723,000
Canada1 13,430,000 14,115,000 14,667,000 13,527,000 13,024,000 12,666,000 13,856,000 14,865,000
Mexico2 9,249,000 9,928,000 10,596,000 11,567,000 11,440,000 10,526,000 11,906,000 12,858,000
                 
Overseas3 23,697,587 24,466,187 25,974,701 21,832,868 19,116,707 18,026,213 20,322,257 21,678,528
Europe 10,674,528 11,242,690 11,597,120 9,496,134 8,602,684 8,638,677 9,685,918 10,312,636
Western Europe 10,274,211 10,846,933 11,175,161 9,111,460 8,247,779 8,294,083 9,305,859 9,879,934
Eastern Europe 400,317 395,757 421,959 384,674 354,905 344,594 380,059 432,702
Asia 6,724,061 6,935,210 7,554,444 6,315,500 5,689,319 5,003,261 5,801,834 6,198,087
South America 2,957,318 2,733,227 2,941,471 2,531,089 1,815,230 1,522,191 1,645,342 1,820,315
Caribbean 1,160,712 1,257,625 1,331,297 1,201,811 1,052,576 998,266 1,094,908 1,134,886
Central America 696,731 730,813 821,614 770,803 704,050 655,841 691,580 696,207
Oceania 638,615 667,233 731,263 586,309 529,091 524,599 659,753 736,840
Middle East 587,210 625,356 702,105 644,156 482,534 447,112 502,170 527,361
Africa 258,412 274,033 295,387 287,066 241,223 236,266 240,752 252,196
GRAND TOTAL 46,376,587 48,509,187 51,237,701 46,926,868 43,580,707 41,218,213 46,084,257 49,401,528
Percent Change -3% 5% 6% -8% -7% -5% 12% 7%

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

Notes: Only countries generating at least 1,000 arrivals in any one year between 1998 to 2005 are shown in this chart.

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