Most Visited Countries 2020

When you are trying to figure out which countries are most visited, it’s easiest to view the situation by looking at tourism on an annual basis. Otherwise, trying to figure out the countries that are most visited can be really difficult. We will focus on those two variables -- tourism rates and the number of tourists that visit on an annual basis -- in order to decipher which countries are the most visited nations every year.

A common theme that you will find when looking at countries with the highest rates of tourism over a given year is that they have always been popular destinations. Most of them are countries in Europe, and the majority of the most visited countries are very near to, if not directly positioned on, the coasts of different bodies of water. People want to escape their everyday life and explore places that are relaxed, lowkey, and beautiful, which tends to be the areas that are beachside and provide access to gorgeous oceanic scenery.

Here are the top most visited countries as of an analysis that is up-to-date in 2019…

Now, here are the top teen most visited countries in the world joined by the respective number of people who visited each country in 2017, which is the most accurate calculation of tourism rates at the moment.

  • France, 86.9 million people
  • Spain, 81.8 million people
  • The United States of America, 76.9 million people
  • China, 60.7 million people
  • Italy, 58.3 million people
  • Mexico, 39.3 million people
  • The United Kingdom, 37.7 million people
  • Turkey, 37.6 million people
  • Germany, 37.5 million people
  • Thailand, 35.4 million people

Let’s go into detail about the top ten most visited countries around the world. We’ll start with France, which ranks as the number one most visited nation on the globe, and we’ll make our way down the list of other top-ranking countries on the most visited list.


France has a population of 65,450,090 people, and with a total area of 211,413 square miles, the population density of France is about three hundred ten people per square mile. The majority of French residents live in the cities of France, while less than twenty percent of people in France reside in the outskirts of the busiest urban areas of France. Around 0.85% of the world's population live in France, and this fact ranks France as the twenty-second biggest country in the world with population in consideration. On average, people who are born in France end up living around forty-one years old.


The population of Spain is estimated to be around 46,435,537 people. With a total area calculated to be 192,588 square miles of land, the population density of Spain is about two hundred forty-one people for every square mile within the country's official boundaries. Looking solely at Spain's population, data analysts have declared that Spain ranks as the thirtieth largest country in the world with population being the only factor in mind. Although Spain seems to have quite a high number of residents, the country's population is actually only a tiny fraction of the global population. Compared to everyone on Earth, those who live in Spain only account for 0.6% of the whole world.

The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is the home of over sixty-six million people. With a population size of about 66,909,462 people, the United Kingdom is a group of countries in Europe, and the UK is inclusive of Northern Ireland, Wales, England, and Scotland. The United Kingdom is an interesting place to name as one of the most visited countries, primarily because it is made up of four different countries rather than being one individual country on its own. But that is precisely why the UK attracts such a high percentage of the tourism industry every year.

People are drawn to the United Kingdom due to the fact that it is a region of multiple countries. There is more to see, do, eat, and try when you have multiple cultures in one area, so people find a lot of joy in perusing the countries of the United Kingdom and exploring the island that is home to various countries. As the twenty-first largest place to live in relation to population size, the United Kingdom has a density value of about seven hundred seventeen people for every square mile of area. Speaking of area, the total area of the United Kingdom is about 93,410 square miles. The United Kingdom is collectively the equivalent of 0.87% of everyone who lives on Earth, which is not the largest percentage to rank as given the fact that the UK is four countries in one. However, this is good news for vacationers who want to relax in an area that is not overcrowded and populated beyond belief.


The population of Turkey is around 82,831,977 people since the latest head count in 2019. As the seventeenth largest country in terms of population size, Turkey's population is around 1.1% of whole wide world's population. The country's total area amounts to about 297,156 square miles. By taking Turkey's population size and dividing the population by the nation's total area, you will end up with a value of two hundred seventy-nine. This value is known as the country's population density, which means that for every square mile of area in Turkey, there are about two hundred ninety-seven people.


The South Asian country of Thailand is a nation of 69,290,565 people. The country comprises a total area of 197,256 square miles, which amounts to a population density of around three hundred fifty-one people per square mile of land. As the twentieth largest country in terms of the number of people who live there, Thailand is home to only 0.9% of the world's total population. While there are plenty of suburban regions in Thailand, the majority of Thai people inhabit the urban areas of the country.

Country International Tourist Arrivals International Tourism Receipts Population 2019
Equatorial Guinea....1,355,986
Libya..$60.00 million6,777,452
Guinea Bissau22,000$1.32 billion1,920,922
Djibouti51,000$1.83 billion973,560
Central African Republic54,000$11.00 million4,745,185
San Marino60,000..33,860
Moldova121,000$243.00 million4,043,263
Grenada135,000$149.00 million112,003
Eritrea142,000$48.00 million3,497,117
Niger152,000$77.00 million23,310,715
Burkina Faso152,000$72.12 billion20,321,378
Tajikistan160,000$248.00 million9,321,018
Gambia161,000$116.00 million2,347,706
Mali173,000$200.00 million19,658,031
Burundi187,000$22.00 million11,530,580
French Guiana189,000..290,832
French Polynesia192,000$488.00 million279,287
Kuwait203,000$599.00 million4,207,083
Bhutan210,000$91.00 million763,092
Republic Of The Congo211,000$27.00 million5,380,508
Brunei219,000$144.00 million433,285
Bermuda244,000$513.00 million62,506
Haiti255,000$504.00 million11,263,077
Suriname257,000$546.00 million581,372
Benin267,000$123.00 million11,801,151
Madagascar293,000$750.00 million26,969,307
Bangladesh303,000$133.00 million163,046,161
Seychelles303,000$414.00 million97,739
Saint Lucia348,000$404.00 million182,790
Dr Congo351,000$4.00 million86,790,567
Cayman Islands385,000$686.00 million64,948
Angola397,000$623.00 million31,825,295
Palestine400,000$235.00 million4,981,420
Mongolia404,000$316.00 million3,225,167
British Virgin Islands408,000$389.00 million30,030
Trinidad And Tobago409,000$464.00 million1,394,973
Lesotho414,000$823.00 million2,125,268
Reunion458,000$360.00 million888,927
Martinique519,000$365.00 million375,554
Cameroon569,000$505.00 million25,876,380
Cape Verde598,000$370.00 million549,935
Venezuela601,000$473.00 million28,515,829
Barbados632,000$1.04 billion287,025
United States Virgin Islands667,000$1.34 billion104,578
Nepal753,000$446.00 million28,608,710
Bosnia And Herzegovina777,000$724.00 million3,301,000
Fiji792,000$777.00 million889,953
Sudan800,000$1.03 billion42,813,238
Malawi849,000$631.00 million18,628,747
Ethiopia871,000$346.00 million112,078,730
Senegal900,000$453.00 million16,296,364
Pakistan907,000$322.00 million216,565,318
Honduras908,000$693.00 million9,746,117
Ghana931,000$846.00 million30,417,856
Rwanda932,000$390.00 million12,626,950
Zambia956,000$683.00 million17,861,030
Bolivia959,000$713.00 million11,513,100
Uzbekistan975,000$121.00 million32,981,716
Yemen1,025,000$1.16 billion29,161,922
Luxembourg1,054,000$4.08 billion615,729
Aruba1,102,000$1.63 billion106,314
Tanzania1,233,000$2.13 billion58,005,463
Armenia1,260,000$968.00 million2,957,731
Kenya1,268,000$824.00 million52,573,973
Mauritius1,275,000$1.57 billion1,269,668
Serbia1,281,000$1.15 billion8,772,235
Maldives1,286,000$2.51 billion530,953
Paraguay1,308,000$519.00 million7,044,636
Uganda1,323,000$1.06 billion44,269,594
Ecuador1,418,000$1.44 billion17,373,662
El Salvador1,434,000$829.00 million6,453,553
Namibia1,469,000$307.00 million2,494,530
Bahamas1,482,000$2.59 billion389,482
Nicaragua1,504,000$642.00 million6,545,502
Iraq1,518,000$2.42 billion39,309,783
Guatemala1,585,000$1.55 billion17,581,472
Mozambique1,639,000$108.00 million30,366,036
Montenegro1,662,000$925.00 million627,987
Lebanon1,688,000$7.04 billion6,855,713
Iceland1,792,000$2.40 billion339,031
Latvia1,793,000$867.00 million1,906,743
Ivory Coast1,800,000$379.00 million25,716,544
Nigeria1,889,000$1.07 billion200,963,599
Panama1,921,000$4.40 billion4,246,439
Malta1,966,000$1.45 billion440,372
Botswana1,973,000$578.00 million2,303,697
Belarus2,000,000$790.00 million9,452,411
Algeria2,039,000$209.00 million43,053,054
Azerbaijan2,045,000$2.71 billion10,047,718
Sri Lanka2,051,000$3.52 billion21,323,733
Zimbabwe2,168,000$890.00 million14,645,468
Jamaica2,182,000$2.54 billion2,948,279
Oman2,292,000$1.73 billion4,974,986
Lithuania2,296,000$1.21 billion2,759,627
Romania2,481,000$1.74 billion19,364,557
Georgia2,721,000$2.17 billion3,996,765
Finland2,789,000$2.73 billion5,532,156
Israel2,900,000$5.88 billion8,519,377
Myanmar2,907,000$2.26 billion54,045,420
Costa Rica2,925,000$3.72 billion5,047,561
Kyrgyzstan2,930,000$432.00 million6,415,850
Qatar2,938,000$5.41 billion2,832,067
Kazakhstan2,991,000$1.55 billion18,551,427
Slovenia3,032,000$2.42 billion2,078,654
Uruguay3,037,000$2.07 billion3,461,734
Estonia3,131,000$1.49 billion1,325,648
Cyprus3,187,000$2.75 billion1,198,575
Laos3,315,000$712.00 million7,169,455
Colombia3,317,000$4.52 billion50,339,443
New Zealand3,370,000$9.47 billion4,783,063
Jordan3,567,000$4.04 billion10,101,694
Puerto Rico3,736,000$3.98 billion2,933,408
Peru3,744,000$3.50 billion32,510,453
Sierra Leone3,954,000..7,813,215
Cuba3,975,000$2.91 billion11,333,483
Albania4,070,000$1.69 billion2,880,917
Bahrain4,372,000$3.64 billion1,641,172
Iran4,942,000$3.71 billion82,913,906
Cambodia5,012,000$3.21 billion16,486,542
Egypt5,258,000$2.65 billion100,388,073
Slovakia5,415,000$2.75 billion5,457,013
Chile5,641,000$2.67 billion18,952,038
Tunisia5,724,000$1.24 billion11,694,719
Dominican Republic5,959,000$6.72 billion10,738,958
Norway5,960,000$5.20 billion5,378,857
Philippines5,967,000$5.14 billion108,116,615
Brazil6,547,000$6.02 billion211,049,527
Sweden6,559,000$12.75 billion10,036,379
Argentina6,638,000$4.69 billion44,780,677
Belgium7,481,000$11.61 billion11,539,328
Bulgaria8,252,000$3.63 billion7,000,119
Australia8,269,000$37.04 billion25,203,198
Syria8,546,000$6.19 billion17,070,135
Vietnam10,013,000$8.25 billion96,462,106
South Africa10,044,000$7.91 billion58,558,270
Ireland10,100,000$5.19 billion4,882,495
Morocco10,332,000$6.55 billion36,471,769
Switzerland10,402,000$16.26 billion8,591,365
Taiwan10,690,000$13.38 billion23,773,876
Denmark10,781,000$7.05 billion5,771,876
Indonesia11,072,000$11.21 billion270,625,568
Czech Republic12,808,000$6.31 billion10,689,209
Singapore12,914,000$18.95 billion5,804,337
Ukraine13,333,000$1.08 billion43,993,638
Croatia13,809,000$9.63 billion4,130,304
India14,570,000$22.43 billion1,366,417,754
United Arab Emirates14,870,000$19.50 billion9,770,529
Hungary15,256,000$5.66 billion9,684,679
Netherlands15,828,000$14.05 billion17,097,130
South Korea17,242,000$17.33 billion51,225,308
Poland17,463,000$10.98 billion37,887,768
Saudi Arabia18,044,000$11.10 billion34,268,528
Portugal18,200,000$771.00 million10,226,187
Canada19,971,000$18.02 billion37,411,047
Japan24,039,000$30.68 billion126,860,301
Russia24,571,000$7.79 billion145,872,256
Greece24,799,000$14.62 billion10,473,455
Hong Kong26,553,000$32.85 billion7,436,154
Malaysia26,757,000$18.07 billion31,949,777
Austria28,121,000$19.26 billion8,955,102
Turkey30,289,000$18.74 billion83,429,615
Thailand32,588,000$48.79 billion69,625,582
Mexico35,079,000$19.65 billion127,575,529
Germany35,595,000$37.45 billion83,517,045
United Kingdom35,814,000$47.91 billion67,530,172
Italy52,372,000$40.25 billion60,550,075
China59,270,000$44.43 billion1,433,783,686
Spain75,315,000$60.50 billion46,736,776
United States76,407,000$206.90 billion329,064,917
France82,700,000$54.53 billion65,129,728