More than 20 million foreign tourists entered Mexico by plane in 2022

Mexico received 20.6 million international tourists by air during 2022, showing a recovery after the pandemic, registering an improvement compared to the previous two years, reported the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur).

According to figures from the Migration Policy-Registry and Identity Unit of the Ministry of the Interior, the number of internationals by air 46.3% exceeded what was observed in 2021.

Likewise, it was higher by 8.2% to the number that entered the country through the same route in 2019, when 19.4 million international visitors were registered in Mexico.

The Sectur indicated that a third of these international travelers arrived in the country from the United States, Canada and Colombia, adding a total of 15.6 million.

This represented an increase of 39.5% compared to the 2021 figure. and an increase of 16.4% compared to the 13.4 million tourists in 2019.

The head of the Sectur, Miguel Torruco, explained that, Only from the United States, 13 million tourists enteredwhich is 27% more compared to 2021 and 23.7% higher than in 2019.

From Canada, Torruco indicated the arrival of 1.8 million tourists, 249.4% more than in 2021 and 23.8% below what was registered in 2019, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the case of Colombians, the entry of 854,840 tourists was reported, surpassing the 2021 figure by 88.8% and in 42.5% that of 2019.

Of the rest of nationalities, there were 4.98 million tourists, an increase of 72.7% compared to 2021, and representing a market share of 24.2%.

The Mexican official also informed that the airports of Cancun, the International Airport of Mexico City (AICM) and Los Cabos, were those that received the largest number of international tourists.

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At these airports 15.87 million tourists were received, 46.5% higher than 2021 and 8.2% higher than 2019 arrivals.

The Cancun airport was the one that received the most international visitors during 2022 with the arrival of 9.5 million international tourists, 47.7% more than in 2021.

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