The United States Government’s Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration’s National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) recently released the figures for U.S. citizens outbound travel from the USA to International Regions for calendar year 2020.
In March of 2020, the US Federal Government began to strongly discourage its residents from traveling overseas in an effort to slow down the rate of infections spread by returning residents (and from non-resident travelers visiting from overseas) while, at the same time, many countries outside the USA closed their borders to incoming tourists. These restrictions began to be slowly relaxed commencing in late June 2020.
The numbers for air traffic both to and from all international regions (on US and foreign flagged carriers) are reported to the NTTO by means of the “U.S. International Air Travel Statistics Report”. For more details of this survey go to https://www.trade.gov/us-international-air-travel-statistics-i-92-data
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Included in Caribbean for APIS:
British Virgin Islands.
Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands)
Netherlands Antilles (including Bonaire, Curacao and Sint Maarten)
Travel by US Residents to the Caribbean by Month 2020.
Total Travel by US Residents Overseas by Month 2020.
Caribbean share of US Residents' International Travel 2020
Jim Hepple is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aruba and is Managing Director of Tourism Analytics.