After months of lockdown and a ban on overnight stays in the UK, our options for a holiday finally opened back up this summer. People from the UK were allowed to travel to a number of countries around the world, without facing quarantine on arrival or on their return. However, recent changes mean non-essential travel in England has been banned, while people are being asked not to travel between Scotland and England either.
So are holidays in Wales allowed?
The country has recently come out of a ‘firebreak’ lockdown. During that time period people were asked to stay at home, pubs, restaurants, hotels and non-essential shops closed and non-essential travel in and out of Wales was banned, but some of these restrictions have now lifted.
People in England were also not allowed to go on holiday or stay overnight somewhere that isn’t their home, unless it’ was for essential reasons related to work, education or healthcare, while the country was under lockdown. But that lifted on December 2. So what’s the deal now?
The Welsh government have confirmed that travel is now allowed between Wales and Tier 1 and 2 areas, like London, in England.
Travel to Wales from a Tier 3 area, like Bristol or Kent, in England will remain banned, while people will not be allowed to travel between Wales and Tier 3 and 4 areas in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Additionally, travel between Wales and anywhere in England, including Tier 3 locations, will be permitted during t