Spain’s international tourist arrivals drop 98% in June

Spain’s international tourist arrivals drop 98% in June
Children dance in front of the terrasse bar “Cafe del Mar” in Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, on July 30, 2020. There is no second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Spain despite a fresh surge in infections in the country, a top health ministry official said. The pandemic has dealt a major blow to Spain’s key tourism sector, which accounts for about 12 percent of its economy. (AFP)
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Updated 03 August 2020

Spain’s international tourist arrivals drop 98% in June

Spain’s international tourist arrivals drop 98% in June
  • Over the first six months of the year some 10.8 million foreign tourists visited Spain

MADRID: International tourist arrivals to Spain fell 98% year on year in June, official statistics released on Monday showed, as the country continues to reel from the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Over the first six months of the year some 10.8 million foreign tourists visited Spain, around 72 percent less than in the same period of 2019, the National Statistics Institute said.