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Date Last Updated: 01-03-2023

Survey Name:

Air and Sea Travel Statistics

Survey purpose:

To provide summary statistics on the total number of persons arriving from overseas and departing overseas. The release replaces the Overseas Travel release, which has been suspended due to the current COVID-19 crisis.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable



Statistical Population:

All overseas travel into and out of the Republic of Ireland. Cross-border travel and domestic travel within the Republic of Ireland is excluded.

Sampling Frame:

Not applicable

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not applicable

Survey Size:

Not applicable

Principal Variables:

Total number of persons arriving from overseas and departing overseas broken down by mode (air or sea) and by the principal country routes.

Principal External Users:

Failte Ireland, Tourism Ireland, National Accounts, Balance of Payments, Eurostat, Government, Economists, Academics.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Gregg Patrick

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

James Mahon

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000