International tourism in Mexico plummeted by almost 50% in January

Mexico's tourism industry, which contributes 8.7% to the country's gross domestic product, will not fully rebound before 2023.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico welcomed 49.3% fewer international tourists last January than in the same month of 2020, dropping from almost 3.8 million to about 1.9 million travelers due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) advised on Wednesday, March 10th, that the main decrease, of 62.7%, was seen in tourists arriving by air, who in January last year represented around 1.8 million people and in 2020 only 680,220 travelers.

Land border tourists decreased by 36.7% in January to 1.1 million travelers.

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