International visitor arrivals in Finland in 2020, by country of origin

From January to March 2020, there were around 643 thousand international visitor arrivals in all accomodation establishments in Finland. In January and February, the numbers of internationals visitors remained at the same level as in the previous year, but the arrival figures dropped in March as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The biggest groups of international tourists came from Russia (over 100 thousand), Germany (59 thousand), the United Kingdom (44 thousand), and China (41 thousand).

Visitor arrivals from all of the most important countries of inbound tourism to Finland declined dramatically in March 2020. 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.

Number of international visitor arrivals in Finland from January to March 2020, by country of origin

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

January to 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."

The figures include visitor arrivals in all accommodation establishments by country of residence.

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