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Most-Visited Countries by Americans

Name the countries that are visited by the greatest number of United States residents.
For the year 2015. Source
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Last updated: August 17, 2017
First submittedMarch 5, 2017
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Country
28.7 m
Mexico
12.5 m
Canada
2.89 m
United Kingdom
2.79 m
Dominican Republic
2.36 m
France
2.03 m
Italy
1.77 m
Germany
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Country
1.77 m
China
1.51 m
Netherlands
1.51 m
Jamaica
1.31 m
Spain
1.12 m
Bahamas
1.08 m
India
0.984 m
Costa Rica
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Country
0.885 m
Japan
0.820 m
Philippines
0.787 m
Ireland
0.689 m
Colombia
0.557 m
Israel
0.557 m
Switzerland
0.557 m
Taiwan
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level 70
Mar 5, 2017
So, what happened to Aruba?
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level 79
Mar 5, 2017
Aruba is a territory of The Netherlands, which is on the list.
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level 72
Mar 5, 2017
It's not a territory of the Netherlands. It's a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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level 70
Mar 6, 2017
Should the numer of tourists who visited Aruba then be added to the number shown for the Netherlands?
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level ∞
Mar 6, 2017
Added Aruba to the figures for the Netherlands
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level 62
Mar 5, 2017
Costa Rica is surprising. I wonder if this includes data from the territories, which is the only way I see the Dominican Republic being on here, since it's a very popular tourist destination for Puerto Ricans.
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level 79
Mar 5, 2017
DR is a very popular Caribbean destination for anyone on the east coast also.
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level ∞
Mar 5, 2017
The high numbers for the DR and Philippines may be explained by immigrants returning to visit family members.
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level 48
May 29, 2017
My question is answered already, thank you Quizmaster.
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level 43
Mar 14, 2018
The Philippines are a popular mission destination.
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level 69
May 29, 2017
Punta Cana
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level 28
May 29, 2017
costa Rica is highly popular due to ecotourism around the globe about 60 percent of the country is green and this is what their economy depends on
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level 63
May 29, 2017
I'm not surprised at all. When I was in Costa Rica not a day would pass where I didn't meet an American on vacation.
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level 77
May 30, 2017
Not surprised by Costa Rica at all. It is far safer, cleaner, more stable and prosperous than other Central American countries. It has a thriving ecotourism industry as mentioned, it's rainforest being a major tourist attraction, and it's also a huge sex tourist destination. The Dominican Republic is also a big destination for sex tourism. As mentioned there are also a lot of Dominicans living in the United States who return from time to time; finally, DR is a frequent stop for Caribbean cruise ships.
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level 62
Mar 14, 2018
Just returned from Costa Rica and was told by locals they believe the influx of tourism in CR by Americans/States is due to the relative unsafe or perceived unsafe conditions currently in Mexico.
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level 60
Mar 5, 2017
I'm surprised by Colombia!
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level 71
Mar 11, 2017
One of my favorite countries on earth to visit. Love it.
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level 61
May 29, 2017
Really? Colombia is top of my bucket list!
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level 60
May 29, 2017
Cartagena
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level 60
Mar 5, 2017
OK, a lot of these are surprising. DR, Costa Rica, Colombia, Taiwan, Philippines.
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level 74
Mar 17, 2017
Expats, though the first two are also popular for holidays I think
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level 80
Mar 5, 2017
Oh, Israel! Wonder what the numbers for Vatican City are.
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level 62
Mar 6, 2017
I'd say those numbers are included to Italy because you have to go through Italy to get there and there's just a security check but no check for a passort whatsoever.
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level 80
Mar 6, 2017
Security check? What are you talking about? You literally just walk right in.
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level 74
Mar 7, 2017
There's security check only for the church and other buildings, not for the square, unless maybe there's some big event.
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level 67
Mar 6, 2017
Interesting quiz, makes you think outside the box somewhat.
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level 44
May 29, 2017
Of course I forget Jamaica after trying nearly all of the Caribbean/Central American countries... and I was also considering Israel in the last five seconds but pushed it aside haha whoops
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level 35
May 29, 2017
You know, there are different kinds of tourism. Leisure, religion, health, business. In that matter, the latter should include countries invaded by US Armies as business affairs. Iraq should be on the top of the list...
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level 46
Jun 1, 2017
No it really should not
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level 30
May 29, 2017
Dominican republic im not surprised of i went there for a wedding last year, pretty good vaca spot this summer
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level 53
May 29, 2017
Sad to see my country is so violent that American prefer to distant and safer places like Taiwan than here, Brazil...
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level 57
May 29, 2017
Why do so many Americans go to the Dominican Republic?
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level 45
May 29, 2017
Popular vacation destination, really warm and generally safer and nicer than most caribbean and South American countries.
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level 61
May 31, 2017
Cruise companies' beaches/resorts
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level 41
May 29, 2017
Why on earth would a person go to the Philippines or Taiwan over Australia???
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level 36
May 29, 2017
because taiwan is better
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level 49
May 29, 2017
Because they're cheaper and shorter flights, they're cheaper to stay in, they have more distinct cultures, and people are a lot more likely to have family there?
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level 68
May 29, 2017
Because there are a lot more Filipinos living in the U.S. who return home for visits than there are Australians who do the same. But I suppose another way to answer this question would be - why wouldn't a person go to the Philippines or Taiwan over Australia? Is Australia better to visit? Just better in general?
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level 77
May 30, 2017
I've been to Taiwan once and the Philippines about 10 times and never been to Australia before. I can think of lots of reasons to go to the Philippines instead of Australia. The two biggest are probably that the Philippines is super cheap and Australia is super expensive, and while the Philippines is likely far and away hands down the easiest place in the world to meet girls (and I've been to Thailand and Russia), I imagine that Australia is quite similar to the US or Canada: not easy at all.

More minor reasons would be that Filipinos are super friendly and open (I know Australians have a similar reputation but Filipinos edge them out IMO), Boracay, Palawan, a more unique cultural experience from the perspective of most Westerners, and... uh... after that reasons start running a bit thin. Mostly the price and the girls.
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level 36
Jun 9, 2017
Because the Philippines is underrated
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level 39
May 30, 2017
Surprised Colombia is here but not Brazil
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level 60
Oct 28, 2018
It's pretty much all Cartagena, a big resort
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level 51
May 30, 2017
I am surprised to see Switzerland and no Thailand
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level 41
May 31, 2017
Got all except Colombia
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level 57
May 31, 2017
Great quiz! Like it..
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level 59
Oct 13, 2017
I am surprised Belize is not on it. It is on these cruises that are very popular. But that is may be only here in the South...
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level 20
Nov 9, 2017
great quiz
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level 41
Aug 17, 2018
I think there’s an error - I tried my backyard trailer in Memphis Tennessee but I it didn’t have that as a country?
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level 17
Oct 28, 2018
I missed Canada and Switzerland. good quiz tho.