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.

Most Visited Countries 2020

Country International Tourist Arrivals International Tourism Receipts Population 2020
France82,700,000$54.53 Bn65,273,511
United States76,407,000$206.90 Bn331,002,651
Spain75,315,000$60.50 Bn46,754,778
China59,270,000$44.43 Bn1,439,323,776
Italy52,372,000$40.25 Bn60,461,826
United Kingdom35,814,000$47.91 Bn67,886,011
Germany35,595,000$37.45 Bn83,783,942
Mexico35,079,000$19.65 Bn128,932,753
Thailand32,588,000$48.79 Bn69,799,978
Turkey30,289,000$18.74 Bn84,339,067
Austria28,121,000$19.26 Bn9,006,398
Malaysia26,757,000$18.07 Bn32,365,999
Hong Kong26,553,000$32.85 Bn7,496,981
Greece24,799,000$14.62 Bn10,423,054
Russia24,571,000$7.79 Bn145,934,462
Japan24,039,000$30.68 Bn126,476,461
Canada19,971,000$18.02 Bn37,742,154
Portugal18,200,000$771.00 Mn10,196,709
Saudi Arabia18,044,000$11.10 Bn34,813,871
Poland17,463,000$10.98 Bn37,846,611
South Korea17,242,000$17.33 Bn51,269,185
Netherlands15,828,000$14.05 Bn17,134,872
Macau15,704,000$30.37 Bn649,335
Hungary15,256,000$5.66 Bn9,660,351
United Arab Emirates14,870,000$19.50 Bn9,890,402
India14,570,000$22.43 Bn1,380,004,385
Croatia13,809,000$9.63 Bn4,105,267
Ukraine13,333,000$1.08 Bn43,733,762
Singapore12,914,000$18.95 Bn5,850,342
Czech Republic12,808,000$6.31 Bn10,708,981
Indonesia11,072,000$11.21 Bn273,523,615
Denmark10,781,000$7.05 Bn5,792,202
Taiwan10,690,000$13.38 Bn23,816,775
Switzerland10,402,000$16.26 Bn8,654,622
Morocco10,332,000$6.55 Bn36,910,560
Ireland10,100,000$5.19 Bn4,937,786
South Africa10,044,000$7.91 Bn59,308,690
Vietnam10,013,000$8.25 Bn97,338,579
Syria8,546,000$6.19 Bn17,500,658
Australia8,269,000$37.04 Bn25,499,884
Bulgaria8,252,000$3.63 Bn6,948,445
Belgium7,481,000$11.61 Bn11,589,623
Argentina6,638,000$4.69 Bn45,195,774
Sweden6,559,000$12.75 Bn10,099,265
Brazil6,547,000$6.02 Bn212,559,417
Philippines5,967,000$5.14 Bn109,581,078
Norway5,960,000$5.20 Bn5,421,241
Dominican Republic5,959,000$6.72 Bn10,847,910
Tunisia5,724,000$1.24 Bn11,818,619
Chile5,641,000$2.67 Bn19,116,201
Slovakia5,415,000$2.75 Bn5,459,642
Egypt5,258,000$2.65 Bn102,334,404
Cambodia5,012,000$3.21 Bn16,718,965
Iran4,942,000$3.71 Bn83,992,949
Bahrain4,372,000$3.64 Bn1,701,575
Albania4,070,000$1.69 Bn2,877,797
Cuba3,975,000$2.91 Bn11,326,616
Sierra Leone3,954,000..7,976,983
Peru3,744,000$3.50 Bn32,971,854
Puerto Rico3,736,000$3.98 Bn2,860,853
Jordan3,567,000$4.04 Bn10,203,134
New Zealand3,370,000$9.47 Bn4,822,233
Colombia3,317,000$4.52 Bn50,882,891
Laos3,315,000$712.00 Mn7,275,560
Cyprus3,187,000$2.75 Bn1,207,359
Estonia3,131,000$1.49 Bn1,326,535
Uruguay3,037,000$2.07 Bn3,473,730
Slovenia3,032,000$2.42 Bn2,078,938
Kazakhstan2,991,000$1.55 Bn18,776,707
Qatar2,938,000$5.41 Bn2,881,053
Kyrgyzstan2,930,000$432.00 Mn6,524,195
Costa Rica2,925,000$3.72 Bn5,094,118
Myanmar2,907,000$2.26 Bn54,409,800
Israel2,900,000$5.88 Bn8,655,535
Finland2,789,000$2.73 Bn5,540,720
Georgia2,721,000$2.17 Bn3,989,167
Romania2,481,000$1.74 Bn19,237,691
Lithuania2,296,000$1.21 Bn2,722,289
Oman2,292,000$1.73 Bn5,106,626
Jamaica2,182,000$2.54 Bn2,961,167
Zimbabwe2,168,000$890.00 Mn14,862,924
Sri Lanka2,051,000$3.52 Bn21,413,249
Azerbaijan2,045,000$2.71 Bn10,139,177
Algeria2,039,000$209.00 Mn43,851,044
Belarus2,000,000$790.00 Mn9,449,323
Botswana1,973,000$578.00 Mn2,351,627
Malta1,966,000$1.45 Bn441,543
Panama1,921,000$4.40 Bn4,314,767
Nigeria1,889,000$1.07 Bn206,139,589
Ivory Coast1,800,000$379.00 Mn26,378,274
Latvia1,793,000$867.00 Mn1,886,198
Iceland1,792,000$2.40 Bn341,243
Lebanon1,688,000$7.04 Bn6,825,445
Montenegro1,662,000$925.00 Mn628,066
Mozambique1,639,000$108.00 Mn31,255,435
Guatemala1,585,000$1.55 Bn17,915,568
Iraq1,518,000$2.42 Bn40,222,493
Nicaragua1,504,000$642.00 Mn6,624,554
Bahamas1,482,000$2.59 Bn393,244
Namibia1,469,000$307.00 Mn2,540,905
El Salvador1,434,000$829.00 Mn6,486,205
Ecuador1,418,000$1.44 Bn17,643,054
Uganda1,323,000$1.06 Bn45,741,007
Paraguay1,308,000$519.00 Mn7,132,538
Maldives1,286,000$2.51 Bn540,544
Serbia1,281,000$1.15 Bn8,737,371
Mauritius1,275,000$1.57 Bn1,271,768
Kenya1,268,000$824.00 Mn53,771,296
Armenia1,260,000$968.00 Mn2,963,243
Tanzania1,233,000$2.13 Bn59,734,218
Aruba1,102,000$1.63 Bn106,766
Luxembourg1,054,000$4.08 Bn625,978
Yemen1,025,000$1.16 Bn29,825,964
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines976,000..110,940
Uzbekistan975,000$121.00 Mn33,469,203
Bolivia959,000$713.00 Mn11,673,021
Zambia956,000$683.00 Mn18,383,955
Swaziland947,000$5.11 Bn1,160,164
Rwanda932,000$390.00 Mn12,952,218
Ghana931,000$846.00 Mn31,072,940
Honduras908,000$693.00 Mn9,904,607
Pakistan907,000$322.00 Mn220,892,340
Senegal900,000$453.00 Mn16,743,927
Ethiopia871,000$346.00 Mn114,963,588
Malawi849,000$631.00 Mn19,129,952
Sudan800,000$1.03 Bn43,849,260
Fiji792,000$777.00 Mn896,445
Bosnia And Herzegovina777,000$724.00 Mn3,280,819
Nepal753,000$446.00 Mn29,136,808
United States Virgin Islands667,000$1.34 Bn104,425
Barbados632,000$1.04 Bn287,375
Venezuela601,000$473.00 Mn28,435,940
Cape Verde598,000$370.00 Mn555,987
Cameroon569,000$505.00 Mn26,545,863
Sint Maarten528,000$857.00 Mn42,876
Martinique519,000$365.00 Mn375,265
Macedonia510,000$280.00 Mn2,083,374
Reunion458,000$360.00 Mn895,312
Turks And Caicos Islands454,000$706.00 Mn38,717
Curacao441,000$573.00 Mn164,093
Lesotho414,000$823.00 Mn2,142,249
Trinidad And Tobago409,000$464.00 Mn1,399,488
British Virgin Islands408,000$389.00 Mn30,231
Mongolia404,000$316.00 Mn3,278,290
Palestine400,000$235.00 Mn5,101,414
Angola397,000$623.00 Mn32,866,272
Cayman Islands385,000$686.00 Mn65,722
Dr Congo351,000$4.00 Mn89,561,403
Saint Lucia348,000$404.00 Mn183,627
Seychelles303,000$414.00 Mn98,347
Bangladesh303,000$133.00 Mn164,689,383
Madagascar293,000$750.00 Mn27,691,018
Benin267,000$123.00 Mn12,123,200
Suriname257,000$546.00 Mn586,632
Haiti255,000$504.00 Mn11,402,528
Bermuda244,000$513.00 Mn62,278
Brunei219,000$144.00 Mn437,479
Republic Of The Congo211,000$27.00 Mn5,518,087
Bhutan210,000$91.00 Mn771,608
Kuwait203,000$599.00 Mn4,270,571
French Polynesia192,000$488.00 Mn280,908
French Guiana189,000..298,682
Burundi187,000$22.00 Mn11,890,784
Mali173,000$200.00 Mn20,250,833
Gambia161,000$116.00 Mn2,416,668
Tajikistan160,000$248.00 Mn9,537,645
Burkina Faso152,000$72.12 Bn20,903,273
Niger152,000$77.00 Mn24,206,644
Eritrea142,000$48.00 Mn3,546,421
Grenada135,000$149.00 Mn112,523
Moldova121,000$243.00 Mn4,033,963
Saint Kitts And Nevis115,000$141.00 Mn53,199
San Marino60,000..33,931
Central African Republic54,000$11.00 Mn4,829,767
Djibouti51,000$1.83 Bn988,000
Guinea Bissau22,000$1.32 Bn1,968,001
Equatorial Guinea....1,402,985
Libya..$60.00 Mn6,871,292