US foreign arrivals increased by 158.6%

The number of foreign visitors who arrived in the United States in August of 2022 was 5,697,087, an increase of 158.6%.

According to data recently made public by the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO), there were 5,697,087 foreign visitors who arrived in the United States in August 2022, up 158.6% from August 2021.

Arrivals from abroad in the United States

A total of 5,697,087 non-U.S. residents visited the country in August, an increase of 158.6% from August 2021. This number represents 70.2% of the pre-COVID total visitor volume reported for August 2019, up from 67.6% the month before.

2,625,678 foreign visitors came to the United States in August, a 172.6% increase over August 2021.

Total non-U.S. resident international arrivals to the United States grew year over year (YOY) in August 2022 for the seventeenth consecutive month.

The only nations that reported a reduction in visitor volume in August 2022 compared to August 2021 were China (PRC) (with 75,912 visitors), Ecuador (with 73,359 visitors), and Colombia (with 34,575 visitors), with changes of -17.5%, -16.0%, and -13.1%, respectively.

Canada (1,794,400), Mexico (1,277,009), the United Kingdom (371,994), Germany (177,029), and India had the most overseas visitors arrive (163,572). These top 5 source markets collectively accounted for 66.4% of all foreign arrivals.

International Departures from the United States

7,610,285 U.S. citizens travelled abroad as international visitors in August of this year, up 53% over August of the previous year and 81% more than in August of last year before the pandemic.

The total number of foreign visitors who were U.S. citizens who left the country during the month of August 2022 increased on a yearly basis for the seventeenth consecutive month.

2,769,329 visitors from Mexico left the country in August, making up 36.4% of all departures for the month and 41.9% for the entire year (YTD). The substantial year-over-year (YOY) growth for Canada was 249.7%.

Mexico (21,997,635) and the Caribbean (6,390,750) together accounted for 54.1% of all international visitor departures from U.S. citizens YTD, a decrease of 1.1 percentage points from July 2022 YTD.