Korea's tourism income hits 17-year low in Q2 due to COVID-19 | HaB Korea.net

Korea’s tourism income hits 17-year low in Q2 due to COVID-19

South Korea’s tourism income hit a 17-year low in the second quarter of this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Monday.


Korea's tourism income hits 17-year low in Q2 due to COVID-19

For the April-June period, the country posted US$1.19 billion in tourism income, down 78.6 percent from $5.57 billion over the same period last year, according to data by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). From three months earlier, it tumbled 65.5 percent from $3.46 billion.

See Also:   Mamamoo, Lovelyz, Cosmic Girls, (G)I-dle and Stray Kids Confirmed 2019 Soribada Best K-Music Awards

Gyeongbokgung Hanbok Photoshoot_01


It is the lowest quarterly amount since 2003, when South Korea’s tourism income recorded $1.11 billion. The sharp decline came as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global tourism industry, as most countries have closed their borders and imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine on foreign arrivals.

The number of foreign visitors in the second quarter of 2020 reached 970,000, nosediving from 4.6 million tallied in the same period in 2019.

Recommended Korea Tour Packages


See Also:   Secondary transmission from imported COVID-19 infections reported

Captain Marvel Gyeongbokgung Tour

Meanwhile, South Korean tourists spent a 17-year low of $1.7 billion overseas in the second quarter, down 76.3 percent from a year earlier.

corona virus Korea

As a result, the deficit of the country’s tourism account decreased to $510 million for the April-June period, down sharply from $1.64 billion tallied a year ago. (Yonhap)

About the author

HaB Korea 해브코리아 We are tourism people, we are going to make you happy in Korea! It's your trip, HaB it your way.
Subscribe to Magazine HaB Korea via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to our online Magazine HaB Korea and receive updates on the latest articles, events and special offers!

Thank you for subscribing. Please check your email and confirm your subscription.

Something went wrong.

Send this to a friend