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 2020
Equatorial Guinea....1,402,985
Libya..$60.00 Mn6,871,292
Guinea Bissau22,000$1.32 Bn1,968,001
Djibouti51,000$1.83 Bn988,000
Central African Republic54,000$11.00 Mn4,829,767
San Marino60,000..33,931
Moldova121,000$243.00 Mn4,033,963
Grenada135,000$149.00 Mn112,523
Eritrea142,000$48.00 Mn3,546,421
Niger152,000$77.00 Mn24,206,644
Burkina Faso152,000$72.12 Bn20,903,273
Tajikistan160,000$248.00 Mn9,537,645
Gambia161,000$116.00 Mn2,416,668
Mali173,000$200.00 Mn20,250,833
Burundi187,000$22.00 Mn11,890,784
French Guiana189,000..298,682
French Polynesia192,000$488.00 Mn280,908
Kuwait203,000$599.00 Mn4,270,571
Bhutan210,000$91.00 Mn771,608
Republic Of The Congo211,000$27.00 Mn5,518,087
Brunei219,000$144.00 Mn437,479
Bermuda244,000$513.00 Mn62,278
Haiti255,000$504.00 Mn11,402,528
Suriname257,000$546.00 Mn586,632
Benin267,000$123.00 Mn12,123,200
Madagascar293,000$750.00 Mn27,691,018
Bangladesh303,000$133.00 Mn164,689,383
Seychelles303,000$414.00 Mn98,347
Saint Lucia348,000$404.00 Mn183,627
Dr Congo351,000$4.00 Mn89,561,403
Cayman Islands385,000$686.00 Mn65,722
Angola397,000$623.00 Mn32,866,272
Palestine400,000$235.00 Mn5,101,414
Mongolia404,000$316.00 Mn3,278,290
British Virgin Islands408,000$389.00 Mn30,231
Trinidad And Tobago409,000$464.00 Mn1,399,488
Lesotho414,000$823.00 Mn2,142,249
Reunion458,000$360.00 Mn895,312
Martinique519,000$365.00 Mn375,265
Cameroon569,000$505.00 Mn26,545,863
Cape Verde598,000$370.00 Mn555,987
Venezuela601,000$473.00 Mn28,435,940
Barbados632,000$1.04 Bn287,375
United States Virgin Islands667,000$1.34 Bn104,425
Nepal753,000$446.00 Mn29,136,808
Bosnia And Herzegovina777,000$724.00 Mn3,280,819
Fiji792,000$777.00 Mn896,445
Sudan800,000$1.03 Bn43,849,260
Malawi849,000$631.00 Mn19,129,952
Ethiopia871,000$346.00 Mn114,963,588
Senegal900,000$453.00 Mn16,743,927
Pakistan907,000$322.00 Mn220,892,340
Honduras908,000$693.00 Mn9,904,607
Ghana931,000$846.00 Mn31,072,940
Rwanda932,000$390.00 Mn12,952,218
Zambia956,000$683.00 Mn18,383,955
Bolivia959,000$713.00 Mn11,673,021
Uzbekistan975,000$121.00 Mn33,469,203
Yemen1,025,000$1.16 Bn29,825,964
Luxembourg1,054,000$4.08 Bn625,978
Aruba1,102,000$1.63 Bn106,766
Tanzania1,233,000$2.13 Bn59,734,218
Armenia1,260,000$968.00 Mn2,963,243
Kenya1,268,000$824.00 Mn53,771,296
Mauritius1,275,000$1.57 Bn1,271,768
Serbia1,281,000$1.15 Bn8,737,371
Maldives1,286,000$2.51 Bn540,544
Paraguay1,308,000$519.00 Mn7,132,538
Uganda1,323,000$1.06 Bn45,741,007
Ecuador1,418,000$1.44 Bn17,643,054
El Salvador1,434,000$829.00 Mn6,486,205
Namibia1,469,000$307.00 Mn2,540,905
Bahamas1,482,000$2.59 Bn393,244
Nicaragua1,504,000$642.00 Mn6,624,554
Iraq1,518,000$2.42 Bn40,222,493
Guatemala1,585,000$1.55 Bn17,915,568
Mozambique1,639,000$108.00 Mn31,255,435
Montenegro1,662,000$925.00 Mn628,066
Lebanon1,688,000$7.04 Bn6,825,445
Iceland1,792,000$2.40 Bn341,243
Latvia1,793,000$867.00 Mn1,886,198
Ivory Coast1,800,000$379.00 Mn26,378,274
Nigeria1,889,000$1.07 Bn206,139,589
Panama1,921,000$4.40 Bn4,314,767
Malta1,966,000$1.45 Bn441,543
Botswana1,973,000$578.00 Mn2,351,627
Belarus2,000,000$790.00 Mn9,449,323
Algeria2,039,000$209.00 Mn43,851,044
Azerbaijan2,045,000$2.71 Bn10,139,177
Sri Lanka2,051,000$3.52 Bn21,413,249
Zimbabwe2,168,000$890.00 Mn14,862,924
Jamaica2,182,000$2.54 Bn2,961,167
Oman2,292,000$1.73 Bn5,106,626
Lithuania2,296,000$1.21 Bn2,722,289
Romania2,481,000$1.74 Bn19,237,691
Georgia2,721,000$2.17 Bn3,989,167
Finland2,789,000$2.73 Bn5,540,720
Israel2,900,000$5.88 Bn8,655,535
Myanmar2,907,000$2.26 Bn54,409,800
Costa Rica2,925,000$3.72 Bn5,094,118
Kyrgyzstan2,930,000$432.00 Mn6,524,195
Qatar2,938,000$5.41 Bn2,881,053
Kazakhstan2,991,000$1.55 Bn18,776,707
Slovenia3,032,000$2.42 Bn2,078,938
Uruguay3,037,000$2.07 Bn3,473,730
Estonia3,131,000$1.49 Bn1,326,535
Cyprus3,187,000$2.75 Bn1,207,359
Laos3,315,000$712.00 Mn7,275,560
Colombia3,317,000$4.52 Bn50,882,891
New Zealand3,370,000$9.47 Bn4,822,233
Jordan3,567,000$4.04 Bn10,203,134
Puerto Rico3,736,000$3.98 Bn2,860,853
Peru3,744,000$3.50 Bn32,971,854
Sierra Leone3,954,000..7,976,983
Cuba3,975,000$2.91 Bn11,326,616
Albania4,070,000$1.69 Bn2,877,797
Bahrain4,372,000$3.64 Bn1,701,575
Iran4,942,000$3.71 Bn83,992,949
Cambodia5,012,000$3.21 Bn16,718,965
Egypt5,258,000$2.65 Bn102,334,404
Slovakia5,415,000$2.75 Bn5,459,642
Chile5,641,000$2.67 Bn19,116,201
Tunisia5,724,000$1.24 Bn11,818,619
Dominican Republic5,959,000$6.72 Bn10,847,910
Norway5,960,000$5.20 Bn5,421,241
Philippines5,967,000$5.14 Bn109,581,078
Brazil6,547,000$6.02 Bn212,559,417
Sweden6,559,000$12.75 Bn10,099,265
Argentina6,638,000$4.69 Bn45,195,774
Belgium7,481,000$11.61 Bn11,589,623
Bulgaria8,252,000$3.63 Bn6,948,445
Australia8,269,000$37.04 Bn25,499,884
Syria8,546,000$6.19 Bn17,500,658
Vietnam10,013,000$8.25 Bn97,338,579
South Africa10,044,000$7.91 Bn59,308,690
Ireland10,100,000$5.19 Bn4,937,786
Morocco10,332,000$6.55 Bn36,910,560
Switzerland10,402,000$16.26 Bn8,654,622
Taiwan10,690,000$13.38 Bn23,816,775
Denmark10,781,000$7.05 Bn5,792,202
Indonesia11,072,000$11.21 Bn273,523,615
Czech Republic12,808,000$6.31 Bn10,708,981
Singapore12,914,000$18.95 Bn5,850,342
Ukraine13,333,000$1.08 Bn43,733,762
Croatia13,809,000$9.63 Bn4,105,267
India14,570,000$22.43 Bn1,380,004,385
United Arab Emirates14,870,000$19.50 Bn9,890,402
Hungary15,256,000$5.66 Bn9,660,351
Netherlands15,828,000$14.05 Bn17,134,872
South Korea17,242,000$17.33 Bn51,269,185
Poland17,463,000$10.98 Bn37,846,611
Saudi Arabia18,044,000$11.10 Bn34,813,871
Portugal18,200,000$771.00 Mn10,196,709
Canada19,971,000$18.02 Bn37,742,154
Japan24,039,000$30.68 Bn126,476,461
Russia24,571,000$7.79 Bn145,934,462
Greece24,799,000$14.62 Bn10,423,054
Hong Kong26,553,000$32.85 Bn7,496,981
Malaysia26,757,000$18.07 Bn32,365,999
Austria28,121,000$19.26 Bn9,006,398
Turkey30,289,000$18.74 Bn84,339,067
Thailand32,588,000$48.79 Bn69,799,978
Mexico35,079,000$19.65 Bn128,932,753
Germany35,595,000$37.45 Bn83,783,942
United Kingdom35,814,000$47.91 Bn67,886,011
Italy52,372,000$40.25 Bn60,461,826
China59,270,000$44.43 Bn1,439,323,776
Spain75,315,000$60.50 Bn46,754,778
United States76,407,000$206.90 Bn331,002,651
France82,700,000$54.53 Bn65,273,511