Overseas Arrivals To Ireland Increased By 656.7% Year-On-Year In November
According to new data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of overseas arrivals to Ireland increased by 656.7% year-on-year in November of 2021 from 103,900 to 785,800, while the number of overseas departures from the country increased by 710.9% year-on-year from 96,800 to 785,000.
Ireland's overseas arrivals decreased in November from October, with the number of overseas arrivals being down 15.1% in November from 925,500 in October, while the number of overseas departures in November was down 12.3% from 895,100 in October.
However, the CSO noted that overseas travel in November of 2021 was approximately 40% less than pre-COVID-19 pandemic November of 2019, when there were 1,351,400 arrivals and 1,328,400 departures.
Air Vs. Sea Figures
754,500 of the people who arrived in Ireland in November, or 96% of the total arrivals, came by air, while 31,300, or 4%, came by sea.
749,700 of the people who departed Ireland in November, or 95.5% of the total departures, left by air, while 35,400, or 4,5%, left by sea.
Most Common Routes
412,000 of the people who arrived in Ireland in November, or 52.4% of the total arrivals, came by continental routes, 313,800 (39.9%) came by cross-channel routes and 37,300 (4.8%) came by transatlantic routes.
397,300 of the people who departed Ireland in November, or 50.6% of the total departures, left by continental routes, 322,700 (41.1%) left by cross-channel routes and 46,700 (5.9%) 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 Germany, with all cross-channel activity arriving from Great Britain, 94,700 people arriving from Spain and 45,800 people arriving from Germany.
The three most common destinations for people who departed Ireland in October were also Great Britain, Spain and Germany, with all cross-channel activity travelling to Great Britain, 85,700 people travelling to Spain and 47,500 people travelling to Germany.
First 11 Months Figures
4,263,000 people arrived in Ireland during the first 11 months of 2021, while 4,289,300 people departed Ireland during the first 11 months of 2021. According to the CSO, these figures compare with 4,295,800 arrivals and 4,273,800 departures during the same period in 2020, and 18,771,100 arrivals and 18,821,600 departures during the same period in 2019.
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