September 19, 2020

The arrival of tourists plunged 75% in July due to the restrictions of other countries to Spain


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Spain received the visit of 2.5 million international tourists in July, 75% less than in the same month of 2019, despite the progressive opening of borders after the end of the state of alarm, according to data published this Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

Likewise, the expenditure made by foreign tourists reached 2,450 million euros in July, a figure 79.5% lower than that of the same month of 2019.

Average expenditure per tourist stood at 994 euros in the seventh month of the year, with an annual decrease of 17.8%, while average daily expenditure fell 23.3%, to 123 euros.

Between June and July of this year, Spain has lost more than 16 million foreign tourists and more than 19,000 million euros of spending by these visitors. In fact, in the first seven months of the year the number of tourists who visited Spain plummeted by 72.4% to 13.2 million, while total spending did so by 72.6% to 14,291 million euros , according to data released this Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

Despite these figures, the falls observed in July are slightly lower than those registered in June, when after two months in white the arrival of tourists fell by 97.7% and the expenditure made by them by 98.6%

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