Foreign visitors to Ireland fell slightly last month



DUBLIN, Ireland – The Central Statistics Office (CSO) released air and sea travel statistics for the past month on Friday.

“Air and sea travel statistics for September 2021 show that overseas travel remained stable compared to the previous month. In September 2021, 810,100 foreign passengers arrived in Ireland, up from 821,700 in August 2021, or a drop of 1.4%, “Gregg Patrick, Statistician, said Friday.

In September 2021, 792,000 overseas passengers left Ireland, up from 781,000 in August 2021, an increase of 1.4%.

Statistics for September 2021 show that mainland roads contributed the most to passenger traffic. Some 493,100 passengers arrived on mainland routes and 458,600 passengers left on mainland routes. On the other hand, 252,700 passengers arrived on the cross-Channel routes and 277,100 passengers left on the cross-Channel routes. Only 40,500 passengers arrived on the transatlantic routes and 40,000 passengers left on these routes.

“Apart from Great Britain (which represented almost all cross-Channel routes), the most important routing countries for overseas travel in September 2021 were Spain (128,800 arrivals, 130,300 departures), France (53,000 arrivals, 49,600 departures) and Portugal (48,300 arrivals, 48,100 departures) “, said Patrick.

“When we look at the year-to-date (January-September 2021), statistics show that 2,551,600 foreign passengers have arrived in Ireland and 2,609,100 foreign passengers have departed from Ireland. This compares to four million arrivals and departures. departures during the same period in 2020 and 15.7 million arrivals and 15.8 million departures during the same period in 2019. This illustrates the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel international to and from Ireland. “

In 2019, 158 cruise ships called at the port of Dublin.


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