Australia has decrease in visitor arrivals due to coronavirus travel restrictions

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Australia has recorded an unprecedented decrease in visitor arrivals due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

According to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Tuesday, Australia has seen its largest-ever drop in overseas travel with visitor arrivals falling 60 percent in March 2020 compared to a year earlier.

The steep fall in visitor arrivals to Australia in March was from all regions around the world.

The arrival of international students saw a heavy drop of 11,790 students, down 16 percent, compared to the same month in the previous year.

All states and territories recorded large falls in international visitor numbers due to coronavirus crisis.

Publish : 2020-05-14 16:08:55