Irregular Entries at Peak Level
By the end of August 2022, Frontex recorded the highest total of irregular entries in the January-August period since 2016. With 188,200 irregular entries detected at the external borders of the EU in the first eight month of 2022, the number had increased by 75% compared with the same period in the previous year. People fleeing Ukraine and entering the EU at border crossing points are not included in the figures for detected illegal entries. The Western Balkan, Eastern Mediterranean, and Central Mediterranean routes remain the most actively used routes, with an increase of up to 190% compared to the same period last year.