Overseas arrivals crash towards zero

The ABS has received short-term arrivals data for June, which has plunged to near zero:

Visitors arriving in Australia for a short-term trip in June 2020 (original estimates):

  • Decreased 99.2% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year
  • Reported a total of 5,400 trips

The timeline for the collapse is shown in the next table, with arrivals also down 27.9% over the 2019-12 financial year:

The collapse in visitor arrivals is broad-based across source countries:

As well as across jurisdictions:

No wonder the airline industry is dying.

Leith van Onselen
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