Canadians travelled more to U.S. and overseas in April, Statistics Canada says

Rise in International travel. Image credit: Photo by Airam Dato-on on Unsplash

Canadians are taking more trips outside the country this year compared with 2022, took 875,900 return trips overseas in April, up 23.6 percent from the same month in 2022, but travel hasn’t yet returned to pre-pandemic levels, new figures from Statistics Canada show.

Canadian travel across the border to the United States is also on the rise. 

Statistics Canada says Canadian residents returned from 3.2 million trips to the U.S. in April, an increase of 53.4 percent from the number of trips taken in April 2022.

The agency says Canadian travel to the U.S. in April reached 83.7 percent of the level from the same month in 2019.

On the other hand, 373,200 overseas residents arrived in Canada, Statistics Canada says in April up 54.4 percent over the same month a year earlier.

The number of overseas residents arriving in Canada in April was three-quarters the number from 2019, the agency says.

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