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HHow the data is collected?

Tourist arrivals statistics is sourced from administrative sources of the Department of Home Affairs. The Department of Home Affairs has the jurisdiction to collect information on legal movements across the borders of South Africa. This information is then processed, analysed and published by Statistics South Africa in its monthly Tourism & Migration statistical releases. For more information please visit www.statssa.gov.za. 

International Tourist Arrivals report

This report displays statistics published by Statistics South Africa in its monthly Tourism & Migration statistical releases. It displays tourist arrivals by country and region over time.

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International Tourist Arrivals report

Research and Reports

Industry Reports

Tourism Outlook March 2021

Industry Reports
Tourism Outlook March 2021

South African Tourism has compiled a monthly tourism snapshot which provides a monthly outlook for international tourism from key source markets to South Africa. Information in the snapshot for each country includes: •Current restrictions on travel to/return from South Africa •Indication of COVID-19 infection levels •Progress in COVID-19 vaccination roll-out •Latest available data on tourist arrivals to South Africa •Indicator of near-term tourism potential from source market

Industry Reports

Tourism Outlook February 2021

Industry Reports
Tourism Outlook February 2021

South African Tourism has compiled a monthly tourism snapshot which provides a monthly outlook for international tourism from key source markets to South Africa. Information in the snapshot for each country includes: •Current restrictions on travel to/return from South Africa •Indication of COVID-19 infection levels •Progress in COVID-19 vaccination roll-out •Latest available data on tourist arrivals to South Africa •Indicator of near-term tourism potential from source market

Tourist Arrivals

South Africa | 2020 - Tourist arrivals (November)

Tourist Arrivals
South Africa | 2020 - Tourist arrivals (November)

This report details tourist arrivals to South Africa. It excludes transit and covers sea, air and land arrivals to South Africa, for the November 2020 period.

Tourist Arrivals

South Africa | 2020 - Tourist arrivals (October)

Tourist Arrivals
South Africa | 2020 - Tourist arrivals (October)

This report details tourist arrivals to South Africa. It excludes transit and covers sea, air and land arrivals to South Africa, for the October 2020 period.

Tourist Arrivals

South Africa | Tourist Arrivals infographic (October)

Tourist Arrivals
South Africa | Tourist Arrivals infographic (October)

This infographic details tourist arrivals to South Africa. It excludes transit and includes sea, air and land arrivals to South Africa, for the October 2019 vs 2020 period.

Industry Reports

The Road to Recovery - Report | South African Tourism

Industry Reports
The Road to Recovery - Report | South African Tourism

While our borders are open to accept visitors from across the globe, international travel has been throttled by border closures in many of our main international source markets. We gauge the prospect of travel in our recently identified priority source markets by assessing each country’s current COVID-19 pandemic status and growth rates, their government regulations and stringencies and the challenges of reduced air access that will impact travel in the year to come.

Tourist Arrivals

South Africa | 2020 - Tourist arrivals (February)

Tourist Arrivals
South Africa | 2020 - Tourist arrivals (February)

This report details tourist arrivals to South Africa. It excludes transit and covers sea, air and land arrivals to South Africa, for the February 2020 period.

Tourist Arrivals

South Africa | 2020 - Tourist arrivals (January)

Tourist Arrivals
South Africa | 2020 - Tourist arrivals (January)

This report details tourist arrivals to South Africa. It excludes transit and covers sea, air and land arrivals to South Africa, for the January 2020 period.

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