Top 10 Most Visited Countries in the World

Worldwide tourism has hit yet another high in 2018 and 2019. Globally, more than 1.4 billion travels have been recorded in 2018. Planes especially have made travelling as easy and popular as never before. You can just get into a plane and then get to any place on Earth you want, usually in the matter of a single day. That being said, there are some countries that are significantly more popular to visit than others. The reasons for this may be the weather, the culture or the sights one particular country offers its guests. The following Top 10 rankings shows you the 10 most visited countries on Earth.

Collectively, these countries were responsible for 579 million of all global tourist destinations last year. This means, these 10 countries alone generate 41% of all touristic travels around the world. Quite the remarkable number, is it not? Each of these countries welcomed at least more than 35 million foreign visitors into their county last year, while the single most visited country on Earth even comes close to the 100 million mark.

Note: The Top 10 Ranking of Most Visited Countries in the World is based on the most recent available numbers of visitors a country has gotten during a whole calendar year.

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The 10 Most Visited Countries in the World 2020

(as of February 2020)

1. FRANCE
~ 90 million visitors
2. SPAIN
~ 83 million visitors
3. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
~ 80 million visitors
4. CHINA
~ 63 million visitors
5. ITALY
~ 62 million visitors
6. TURKEY
~ 46 million visitors
7. MEXICO
~ 42 million visitors
8. GERMANY
~ 39 million visitors
9. THAILAND
~ 38 million visitors
10. UNITED KINGDOM
~ 36 million visitors

1. France

france - mot visited country in the world

Most visited city: Paris, Ile-de-France
Most visited attraction: Notre Dame de Paris (in Paris, Ile-de-France)

2. Spain

spain - second of the most visited countries in the world

Most visited city: Barcelona, Catalonia
Most visited attraction: La Sagrada Familia (in Barcelona, Catalonia)

3. United States of America

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Most visited city: New York City, New York
Most visited attraction: Times Square (in New York City, New York)

4. China

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Most visited city: Beijing, Municipality of Beijing
Most visited attraction: Forbidden City (in Beijing, Municipality of Beijing)

5. Italy

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Most visited city: Venice, Veneto
Most visited attraction: San Marco Square & Rialto Bridge (both in Venice, Veneto)

6. Turkey

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Most visited city: Istanbul, Istanbul Province
Most visited attraction: Grand Bazaar (in Istanbul, Istanbul Province)

7. Mexico

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Most visited city: Cancun, Quintana Roo
Most visited attraction: Pyramid of the Sun (in Teotihuacan, State of Mexico)

8. Germany

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Most visited city: Berlin, Berlin
Most visited attraction: Brandenburg Gate (in Berlin, Berlin)

9. Thailand

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Most visited city: Bangkok, Central Thailand
Most visited attraction: Grand Palace (in Bangkok, Central Thailand)

10. United Kingdom

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Most visited city: London, England
Most visited attraction: Buckingham Palace (in London, England)


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