Overseas Arrivals To Ireland Increased Nearly Threefold Year-On-Year In June
According to new data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of overseas arrivals to Ireland increased nearly threefold year-on-year in June of 2021 from 57,100 to 160,000, while the number of overseas departures from the country increased year-on-year from 73,900 to 199,100.
Ireland's overseas arrivals and departures increased in June from May, with the number of overseas arrivals being up 87.4% in June from 85,400 in May and the number of overseas departures being up 105.3% from 97,000 in May.
However, the CSO noted that for every overseas traveller in June of 2021, there were 11 in pre-COVID-19 pandemic June of 2019, when there were 1,941,100 arrivals and 2,081,000 departures.
Air Vs. Sea Figures
136,100 of the people who arrived in Ireland in June, or 85.1% of the total arrivals, came by air, while 23,900, or 14.9%, came by sea.
174,700 of the people who departed Ireland in June, or 87.8% of the total departures, left by air, while 24,400, or 12.2%, left by sea.
Most Common Routes
87,500 of the people who arrived in Ireland in June, or 54.7% of the total arrivals, came by continental routes, 57,700 (36.1%) came by cross-channel routes and 11,000 (6.9%) came by transatlantic routes.
122,600 of the people who departed Ireland in June, or 61.5% of the total departures, left by continental routes, 64,500 (32.4%) left by cross-channel routes and 7,700 (3.9%) left by transatlantic routes.
Most Common Departure Points And Destinations
The three most common departure points for people who arrived in Ireland in June were Great Britain, Spain and Poland, with 57,700 people arriving from Great Britain, 14,500 people arriving from Spain and 12,500 people arriving from Poland.
The three most common destinations for people who departed Ireland in June were also Great Britain, Spain and Poland, with 64,500 people travelling to Great Britain, 18,800 people travelling to Spain and 20,600 people travelling to Poland.
First Six Months Figures
539,100 people arrived in Ireland during the six months of 2021, while 607,600 people that departed Ireland during the first six months of 2021. According to the CSO, these figures compare with 3,186,700 arrivals and 3,173,300 departures during the same period in 2020, and 9,339,200 arrivals and 9,508,200 departures during the same period in 2019.
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