Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a significant impact on international travel to Australia. Our data shows the effects of this on Australia’s tourism industry.
Year ending June 2020 | $33.3 billion | Down 25%
Year ending June 2020 | 6.2 million | Down 28%
Year ending June 2020 | 203 million | Down 26%
International travel to Australia was restricted from 20 March 2020 due to COVID-19. This resulted in:
All purpose-of-visit categories have seen significant declines:
China has seen the sharpest fall among Australia’s top 5 markets. Restrictions were placed on visitors from China from 1 February due to COVID-19. Visitors from China fell 38% to 821,000 and spend was down 29% to $8.4 billion.
Results for the remaining top 5 markets:
Australian states and territories were severely impacted by the restrictions on international visitors. Results show:
In the June quarter:
COVID-19 started to impact international travel to Australia in February 2020. At that time, restrictions were also placed on some international markets. Australia then imposed border restrictions to international travellers from 20 March.
Australian tourism has seen overall losses of $33.7 billion for January to June 2020. This is made up of: