Change in overnight stays of international tourists due to COVID-19 in Finland 2020

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, overnight stays of international tourists in Finland dropped by 53 percent in March 2020. Visitor arrivals from all of the most important countries of inbound tourism declined dramatically. There were around 267 thousand overnight stays recorded for foreign tourists in all accomodation establishments in March. The overnight stays of Chinese decreased most, by around 81 percent compared to the previous year. Other major drops of 60 percent or more were seen in overnight stays of Norwegians, Swedes, Italians, and Russians.

On March 19, 2020, Finland began to restrict cross-border traffic and closed its borders for unnecessary travel. Over 40 percent of the hotels that reported data for March, had to close their operations before the end of the month due to the difficult market situation caused by the coronavirus.

Change in overnight stays of international tourists due to the coronavirus outbreak in Finland in March 2020, by country of origin

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

Finland

Survey time period

March 2020

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "These figures are preliminary data from Statistics Finland’s statistics on accommodation establishments and they have been collected from accommodation establishments with at least 20 beds or caravan pitches with electricity connection."

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