In January 2016 there were 36,995 more arrivals than in January 2015, according to the Central Bank. A total of 519,977 non-resident visitors arrived, with 89.5% foreigners and 10.5% non-resident Dominicans. This is a 7.7% increase over non-resident arrivals for the same month in 2015.
Foreigners increased 6.7%, with 465,229 arrivals. The Dominican Republic is the most visited Caribbean island. 58% of tourists to the Dominican Republic come from North America (US, Canada and Mexico), mainly from the United States. Tourists from Europe make up 25.1% of non-resident arrivals and South America 14.1%.[February 2016]