Argentina

Argentina

The International Passenger Survey (IPS) was suspended on 16 March 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic until the start of 2021. The ONS have made every effort to produce high-quality estimates for the periods when IPS data is not being collected but have not been able to produce a full set of results therefore no data from 2020 is available on the interactive chart below. Interviewing initially began at UK airports at the start of 2021, though the IPS remained suspended at some sea ports and train stations during the year. Data for 2021 and 2022 is also excluded below as there were no interviews at Eurotunnel until July 2022 and data from Dover was only collected from Q3 2021.

Read more about 2020 inbound data2021 inbound data, 2022 quarterly data as well as the latest monthly data for 2022.

Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)7.9
Global rank for international tourism expenditure41
Number of outbound visits (m)10.0
Most visited destinationBrazil
Most visited destination in Western EuropeSpain

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2021
Population (m)45.6
GDP per capita PPP (US$)17,696
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)-0.6
Annual GDP growth (%)8.6

Inbound visits to Britain from Argentina

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Number of visits

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Average spend per visit (GBP)

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Access to Britain from Argentina

Measure2019
Weekly aircraft departures14
Weekly seat capacity4,201
Airports with direct routes in Argentina1
Airports with direct routes in Britain2
  • There were 14 direct flight departures from Argentina to Britain a week, with a total capacity of 4,201 seats a week, in 2019
  • British Airways and Norwegian serves non-stop Argentina-Great Britain routes, departing from Buenos Aires and arriving at London Heathrow and London Gatwick
  • Seat capacity from Argentina to the UK increased 33% from 2018 to 2019
  • 66% of Argentines arrive in Britain by plane and 28% arrive via the Channel Tunnel
  • The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic led to a 76% reduction in seat capacity from Argentina to the UK in 2020