UK holidays: Wales announces plans to reopen borders to tourists on July 6

UK holidays are set to be more popular than previous years due to the coronavirus pandemic putting restrictions on international travel. And now, it seems a holiday in picturesque Wales could also be a possibility. First Minister Mark Drakeford today announced that the country will be reopening to tourists from July 6 if scientific guidance allows.

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This means people from other parts of the UK will be allowed to travel to Wales to take advantage of the country’s stunning scenery.

Britons will have to stay in “self-contained” accommodation such as second homes, holiday cottages, caravans, motorhomes and some hotels if they’re open.

Mr Drakeford added that tourism businesses will be allowed to start taking bookings from July 13.

The First Minister will be announcing the country’s plans for its easing of lockdown today.

The announcement is likely to excite Britons looking for a summer break closer to home.

Other measures that will be eased include non-essential shops reopening from Monday and schools reopening from June 29.

Currently, most people in the UK have been banned from entering Wales due to England’s lockdown rules and Welsh laws.

In England, citizens are not permitted to stay away from their primary residence which includes tents, caravans, second homes and motorhomes.

In Wales, people are not allowed to travel more than five miles.

These stringent measures are likely to change in the coming weeks.

More to follow…

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