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French Equivalent: Excursionnistes étrangers

Foreign excursionists (also called “same-day visitors”) are foreign persons who do not reside in the country of arrival and stay for just a day without spending the night in a collective or private accommodation within the country visited.

This category includes cruise passengers who arrive in a country on a cruise ship and return to the ship each night to sleep on board as well as crew members who do not spend the night in the country.

It also includes residents of border areas who visit the neighbouring country during the day to shop, visit friends or relatives, seek medical treatment, or participate in leisure activities.

Source Publication:
Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration, Revision 1, Statistical Papers, Series M, No. 58, United Nations, New York, 1998, Glossary.

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Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics - Migration statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, April 7, 2004