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9.3 million tourists visited Australia in 2019 (year ending June 2019). In 2020 the number of international visitors to Australia dropped to 6.7 million due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (year ending June 2020).1 A further decrease in annual tourism visits is expected in 2021.
In the first quarter of 2021 (January-March), Australians made over 24.6 million domestic overnight trips.
International arrivals in March saw a dramatic decrease, significantly impacting Australia’s tourism industry:
Read more: Chinese visitors to Australia statistics