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Travel to Ireland less than one-quarter of pre-virus levels
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22 Dec 2021 / Ireland Print

Travel to Ireland less than one-quarter of pre-virus

In November 2021, 785,800 passengers arrived in Ireland on overseas routes, which is down 15% on October 2021.

In the same month, 785,000 passengers departed from Ireland on overseas routes, down 12% on the previous month

However, overseas travel was considerably higher than in November 2020, when 103,900 passengers arrived, and 96,800 passengers departed.

Lower

Overseas travel remains considerably lower than pre-pandemic November 2019, when 1,351,400 passengers arrived, and 1,328,400 passengers departed, according to new CSO statistics.

The November 2021 statistics show that continental routes contributed most to the passenger traffic. Some 412,000 passengers arrived on continental routes and 397,300 passengers departed on continental routes. 

By way of contrast, 313,800 passengers arrived on cross-channel routes and 322,700 passengers departed on cross-channel routes.

Just 37,300 passengers arrived on transatlantic routes and 46,700 passengers departed on these routes.

Cross-channel routes

Apart from Great Britain (which accounted for all cross-channel routes), the most important routing countries for overseas travel in November 2021 were Spain (94,700 arrivals, 85,700 departures), Germany (45,800 arrivals, 47,500 departures) and France (43,900 arrivals, 47,900 departures).

The year-to-date picture shows that 4,263,000 overseas passengers arrived in Ireland and 4,289,300 overseas passengers departed from Ireland. 

This compares to both 4.3 million arrivals and departures in the same period in 2020 and 18.8 million arrivals and departures in the same period in 2019.

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