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July arrivals Canary Islands down 77%.

July arrivals Canary Islands.

Arrivals to the Canary Islands on direct flights by international visitors in July 2020 are down 77% v July 2019. July’s numbers are at least an improvement v June when international arrivals were down 99%.

Some airlines had resumed services to the islands in July.  On the 26th of July the UK added Spain to the list of countries that their citizens need to quarantine on their return.  The change probably came too late to have a significant effect on the July numbers.  It will have an impact on the UK August numbers. 

Arrivals by direct flights to Canary Islands July 2020

July arrivals Canary Islands.

In July 2019 1,042,917 international visitors arrived at the Canary Islands airports.  In July 2020 239,365 arrived.  That was 803,552 or 77% fewer than July 2019. 

Visitors from the UK saw the biggest drop. 74,301 British visitors arrived in July 2020.  That was 379,400 or 83.6% fewer than July 2019. 

There were 8,404 Irish visitors to the Canary Islands in July 2020.  That was 50,505 or 85.6% fewer than July 2019. 

The best performing  international market in July 2020 was Germany.  78,202 Germans arrived on the Islands.  That was 114,571 or 59.4% fewer than July 2019. 

Sweden, Denmark and Finland who had significant levels of visitors in July 2019 recorded 0 visitors in July 2020.  Norway managed 815 visitors in July 2020.  

Visitors from the Spanish mainland were the biggest in terms of numbers.  189,352 arrived on the Islands in July 2020.  That is 267,025 or 58.5% fewer than July 2019. 

July arrivals Canary Islands.

Spanish mainland 189,352 visitors down 58.5% v July 2019.

Germany 78,209 visitors down 59.4% v July 2019. 

The UK 74,301 visitors down 83.6% v July 2019.

Belgium 18,311 visitors down 55.5% v July 2019. 

The Netherlands 16,168 visitors down 69.5% v July 2019.  

Italy 14,835 visitors down 60.1% v July 2019. 

Poland 10,139 visitors down 63.1% v July 2019.

Ireland 8,404 visitors down 85.6% v July 2019. 

Lanzarote July 2020 arrivals.

Lanzarote saw the largest percentage decline in the big four islands.  In July 2019 211,510 international visitors arrived by direct flights onto the Island.  41,490 came in July 2020.  That was 170,020 or 80.4% fewer than July 2019. 

The Islands top two international markets in July 2019 the UK and Ireland both declined by over 80% in July 2020.

Visitors from the Spanish mainland were the biggest in terms of numbers. 25,663  arrived on the Islands in July 2020.  That was 34,672 or 57.5% fewer than July 2019.

Spanish Mainland 25,663 visitors down 57.5% v July 2019.

The UK 18,613 visitors down 84.7% v July 2019.

Germany 9,045 visitors down 57.5% v July 2019.

Ireland 4,472 visitors down 85% v July 2019. 

Belgium 2,830 visitors down 56% v July 2019. 

Gran Canaria July 2020 arrivals.

In July 2019 there were 255,661 international arrivals at the airport in Gran Canaria.  In July 2020 there were 52,406 arrivals.  That was 203,255 or 79.5% fewer. 

The biggest international declines were from the UK and Germany.  Visitors from the UK numbered 12,105 in July 2020. That was 64,652 fewer than July 2019.  19,359 Germans arrived. That was 34,616 fewer than July 2019.

Visitors from the Spanish mainland were the biggest in terms of numbers. 63,975  arrived on the Islands in July 2020.  That was 88,349  fewer than July 2019.

Spanish Mainland 63,975 visitors down 58% v July 2019.

Germany 19,644 visitors down 64.1% v July 2019.

The UK 12,105 visitors down 84.2% v July 2019. 

The Netherlands 6,451 visitors down 69.9% v July 2019.  

Belgium 4,189 visitors down 58.7% v July 2019. 

Tenerife July 2020 arrivals.

In July 2019 there were 398,488 international arrivals at the Airports in Tenerife.  In July 2020 there were 90,512 arrivals.  That was 307,976 or 77.3% fewer. 

The most significant international declines were from the UK and Germany.  Visitors from the UK numbered 32,442 in July 2020. That was 161,995 fewer than July 2019.  19,644 Germans arrived. That was 37,751 fewer than July 2019.

Visitors from the Spanish mainland were the biggest in terms of numbers. 74,460  arrived on the Islands in July 2020.  That was 115,056  fewer than July 2019.

Spanish Mainland visitors 74,460 down 59.5% v July 2019.

UK visitors 32,442 down 83.3% v July 2019. 

Germany 19,644 visitors down 65.8% v July 2019.

Belgium 9,967 visitors down 53% v July 2019. 

Italy 6,159 visitors down 59.9% v July 2019. 

Fuerteventura July 2020 arrivals.

Fuerteventura had the lowest percentage decline of the big four Islands.  In July 2019 there were 165,837 international arrivals at the Airport in Fuerteventura.  In July 2020 there were 52,302 arrivals.  That was 113,535 or 68.5% fewer.

The biggest international declines were from the UK and Germany.  Visitors from the UK numbered 11,141 in July 2020. That was 48,426 fewer than July 2019.  28,219 Germans arrived. That was 26,298 fewer than July 2019.

Visitors from the Spanish mainland were the second biggest in terms of numbers. 17,330  arrived on the Islands in July 2020.  That was 23,831  fewer than July 2019

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Germany 28,219 visitors down 48.2% v July 2019.

Spanish Mainland 17,330 visitors down 57.9% v July 2019.

UK 11,141 visitors down 83.3% v July 2019.

Poland 3,933 visitors down 54.3% v July 2019.  

Italy 2,720 visitors down 69.2% v July 2019. 

La Palma July 2020 arrivals.

International arrivals to La Palma were 2,655 in July 2020.  That is down 76.8% v July 2019.

Spanish mainland arrivals at 3,948 are down 56.5% v July 2019.

The international arrivals came from just two counties. 

Germany 1,906 visitors down 65.2%.

The Netherlands 749 visitors down 66.2% v July 2019.

La Palma Canary Islands.

The Canary Islands would have hoped that August would show an improvement on the July’s numbers.  Recent news may affect the numbers travelling to the islands in at least the short term. 

People from the UK as of now have to quarantine on their arrival back from the Canary Islands. 

The Canary Islands has had one of the lowest infection levels of COVID 19 in Europe.  Significantly less than the Spanish Mainland.  The rates within the islands also differ with the islands with smaller populations having less COVID 19 cases. 

In recent weeks COVID 19 rates have begun to rise again as they have in most countries.  The local government has closed night clubs.  For now, bars and restaurants remain open.  All people now need to wear masks in public areas with a few limited exceptions.  

Hopefully, these measures will ensure the Canary Islands will remain one of the areas with lower COVID 19 rates, and the Islands tourism recovery will continue. The situation is evolving so to find out more check the local press for the most up to date information. 

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