International visitors to Japan unprecedentedly declined by 99.9% to 2,900 only in April 2020

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) announced that the number of international visitors to Japan was down 99.9% year on year to 2,900 in April 2020 obviously because of travel restrictions and stricter quarantine in both foreign countries and Japan. 

Visitors from all of 22 major markets were almost zero, which showed the lowest monthly result ever since JNTO started the statistics in 1964. 

Visitors from China were only 200, as Japan has refused entries from China since March 9 2020. The most visitors  were found in South Korea, Taiwan and U.S. with 300 each. 

According to OAG, an aviation date provider, international flight arrivals in six major airports in Japan were down 87.2% to 2,732 in April, and available seats were also down 87.4% to 618,271.

The graph below illustrates monthly changes of international visitors in 2020 and breakdown by market in April 2020.  




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