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  • Thursday, 18 August 2022
7 most visited African countries

7 most visited African countries

Based on available data from the UNWTO, a total of 18.5 million international tourists visited Africa in 2021 compared to 68.2 million in 2019. This is indicative of a 72.9% decline year on year.

Based on the 2021 stats, below are the seven African countries with the highest international tourist arrivals. Now, it is important to bear in mind that the UNWTO emphasized that its ranking is subject to change, as time lapses and more updates become available.

  1. South Africa: A total of 2.3 million international tourists arrived this country in 2021.
  2. Tanzania: A total of 900, 000 international tourists arrived this country in 2021.
  3. Ethiopia: A total of 500,000 international tourists arrived this country in 2021.
  4. Reunion: A total of 300, 000 international tourists arrived this country in 2021.
  5. Eswatini: A total of 200, 000 international tourists arrived this country in 2021.
  6. Seychelles: A total of 200, 000 international tourists arrived this country in 2021.
  7. Mauritius: A total of 200, 000 international tourists arrived this country in 2021.

But there is some good news. According to the UNWTO's tourism recovery tracker, international tourist arrivals in Africa stood at 69% as of January 2022. Travel restrictions across the continent have also dropped to 9.43% from a high of 84.91% in June 2020.

 

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