Overseas Arrivals To Ireland Increased By 67.5% Year-On-Year In July
According to new data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of overseas arrivals to Ireland increased by 67.5% year-on-year in July of 2021 from 227,300 to 380,700, while the number of overseas departures from the country increased by 55.6% year-on-year from 275,400 to 428,600.
Ireland's overseas arrivals and departures also increased in July from June, with the number of overseas arrivals being up 137.9% in June from 160,000 in June and the number of overseas departures being up 115.3% from 199,100 in June.
However, the CSO noted that for every overseas traveller in July of 2021, there were five in pre-COVID-19 pandemic July of 2019, when there were 2,225,900 arrivals and 2,183,900 departures.
Air Vs. Sea Figures
326,600 of the people who arrived in Ireland in July, or 85.8% of the total arrivals, came by air, while 54,100, or 14.2%, came by sea.
428,600 of the people who departed Ireland in July, or 89.6% of the total departures, left by air, while 44,600, or 10.4%, left by sea.
Most Common Routes
217,700 of the people who arrived in Ireland in July, or 57.2% of the total arrivals, came by continental routes, 123,100 (32.3%) came by cross-channel routes and 26,700 (7.0%) came by transatlantic routes.
287,300 of the people who departed Ireland in July, or 67.0% of the total departures, left by continental routes, 110,800 (25.8%) left by cross-channel routes and 18,300 (4.3%) left by transatlantic routes.
Most Common Departure Points And Destinations
The three most common departure points for people who arrived in Ireland in July were Great Britain, Spain and Poland, with 122,700 people arriving from Great Britain, 42,300 people arriving from Spain and 26,000 people arriving from Poland.
The three most common destinations for people who departed Ireland in July were also Great Britain, Spain and Poland, with 110,400 people travelling to Great Britain, 66,400 people travelling to Spain and 36,500 people travelling to Poland.
First Seven Months Figures
919,800 people arrived in Ireland during the seven months of 2021, while 1,036,100 people that departed Ireland during the first seven months of 2021. According to the CSO, these figures compare with 3,414,000 arrivals and 3,448,600 departures during the same period in 2020, and 11,565,100 arrivals and 11,692,100 departures during the same period in 2019.
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