Singapore tourist arrivals surpass one million in March, first time since 2020

SINGAPORE’S international visitor arrivals surpassed one million in March, for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020, the latest figures from the Singapore Tourism Board showed on Thursday (Apr 20).

Tourism arrivals rose to 1,021,036 in March, up from 957,839 visitors recorded in the previous month. While March’s arrival numbers set a new post-pandemic record, it is still below the 1.7 million visitors recorded in January 2020, before the pandemic.

Indonesia was the top source of tourists for the 12th straight month, with 171,507 visitors in March, up from 156,448 in the previous month.

The next-largest source country was Malaysia, with 97,835 tourist arrivals. This was an increase from 88,040 in February.

Coming in third place was India, overtaking Australia with 75,338 visitors. This was more than 61,293 visitors in the previous month.

China, which used to be Singapore’s largest in-bound market before the pandemic, crept up five places to come in fifth place in March, with 60,888 visitors – a marked increase from 35,312 visitors a month prior.