After seven years of continued growth in Mexican visitation to the United States, arrivals from Mexico declined by 6.1 percent in 2017. While visitations from many other countries declined in 2015 and 2016 in the wake of the strengthening U.S. dollar, Mexicans continued to visit the U.S. in relatively high numbers through most of 2016. This all changed, however, in the final months of 2016, around the time of the U.S. presidential election. 

Mexico is the United States’ second-largest inbound market and third-largest travel export market. Therefore, this decline in travel from Mexico has a strong impact on overall international inbound travel to the U.S.

This summary profile describes visitations and spending by Mexican travelers in the United States. 

Inbound profiles for other countries, as well as general fact sheets on international inbound travel, can be accessed from our International Inbound Travel page.