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Overseas Arrivals To Ireland Increased By 475.1% Year-On-Year In October

By Dave Simpson

According to new data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of overseas arrivals to Ireland increased by 475.1% year-on-year in October of 2021 from 160,900 to 925,500, while the number of overseas departures from the country increased by 448.0% year-on-year from 163,300 to 895,100.

Ireland's overseas arrivals also increased in October from September, with the number of overseas arrivals being up 14.2% in October from 810,100 in September, while the number of overseas departures in October was up 13.0% from 792,000 in September.

However, the CSO noted that overseas travel in October of 2021 remained nearly half that of pre-COVID-19 pandemic October of 2019, when there were 1,727,100 arrivals and 1,739,900 departures.

Air Vs. Sea Figures

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853,200 of the people who arrived in Ireland in October, or 92,2% of the total arrivals, came by air, while 72,400, or 7.8%, came by sea.

821,200 of the people who departed Ireland in October, or 91.7% of the total departures, left by air, while 73,900, or 8.3%, left by sea.

Most Common Routes

546,000 of the people who arrived in Ireland in October, or 59.0% of the total arrivals, came by continental routes, 314,200 (33.9%) came by cross-channel routes and 39,000 (4.2%) came by transatlantic routes.

505,600 of the people who departed Ireland in October, or 56.5 % of the total departures, left by continental routes, 322,900 (36.1%) left by cross-channel routes and 42,100 (4.7%) left by transatlantic routes.

Most Common Departure Points And Destinations

The three most common departure points for people who arrived in Ireland in October were Great Britain, Spain and France, with 314,200 people arriving from Great Britain, 152,200 people arriving from Spain and 58,900 people arriving from France.

The three most common destinations for people who departed Ireland in October were also Great Britain, Spain and France, with 322,900 people travelling to Great Britain, 140,900 people travelling to Spain and 52,600 people travelling to France.

First 10 Months Figures

3,447,200 people arrived in Ireland during the first 10 months of 2021, while 3,504,200 people departed Ireland during the first nine months of 2021. According to the CSO, these figures compare with 4,191,900 arrivals and 4,177,000 departures during the same period in 2020, and 17,419,700 arrivals and 17,793,200 departures during the same period in 2019.

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