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Foreign Tourism Expenditure. 07/2020

The total expenditure by tourists resident abroad whose main destination is Catalonia was 424 million euros in July 2020, a figure that means a decrease of 85.8% compared with the same period last year.

By country of habitual residence, France, the Netherlands and Germany stand out with an expenditure of 115, 44 and 36 million euros, respectively, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 68.7%, 69.9% and of 79.3%.

The average daily expenditure per person is 139 euros, a figure that indicates a year-over-year decrease of 30.1%. The main items of expenditure are accommodation (118 million euros) and international transport (89 million euros).

The end of the state of alarm on 21 June has not meant the removal of access controls in Spain, pursuant to Order INT/551/2020, of 21 June, in force until 30 June, whereby the criteria for the implementation of a temporary restriction on non-essential travel from non-EU countries to the European Union and Schengen member countries for reasons of public order and public health due to the health crisis caused by COVID-19 are extended. These restrictions habe been limited to port and airport access routes. Thus, for Catalonia the information is complete with regard to travel by foreign visitors in July, and it is considered that the data are of sufficient quality to be disseminated.