Number of foreign tourists visiting Spain from abroad in November fell 90%

Tourists spent 91% less in November than in the same month a year ago

  
Tourists stand in front of the "Puente Nuevo" (New Bridge) during the World Tourism Day, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ronda, southern Spain September 27, 2020.

Tourists stand in front of the "Puente Nuevo" (New Bridge) during the World Tourism Day, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ronda, southern Spain September 27, 2020.

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MADRID - International tourist arrivals to Spain fell 90% year-on-year in November, official data showed on Tuesday, after authorities imposed new travel restrictions to curb an increase in coronavirus infections.

Over the first eleven months of the year, some 19 million foreign tourists visited Spain, around 78% fewer than in the same period of 2019, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said.

Tourists spent 91% less in November than in the same month a year ago, INE said.

(Reporting by Inti Landauro and Cristina Sanchez, Editing by Emma Pinedo) ((Inti.Landauro@thomsonreuters.com;))

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