When can I go on holiday to Wales? Latest travel update following announcement

HOLIDAYS in Wales can go ahead as some lockdown restrictions were eased last weekend – although this doesn't include English tourists.

While England has eased some travel restrictions, a holiday across the border is not yet allowed.

With Wales also coming out of lockdown, but at a different rate to England, here is what you need to know about travelling between the two countries.

What are the current travel rules in England?

The 'stay at home' message has been ditched with new rules coming into force in England.

Under the new rules, Brits are encouraged to 'stay local' – but this has not been officially defined.

Members of the public are advised to remain close to where they live, but this will not be legally enforced -meaning people can visit family members a couple of hours' drive away or visit a park in another part of the country and not be fined.

But people are still being told to “minimise travel” wherever they can.

People will be urged to cut down on filling up their petrol and stopping at service stations when possible.

What are the current travel rules in Wales?

The "rule of thumb" five-miles travel limit was lifted on March 27, allowing people to travel anywhere within the country.

Self-contained holiday accommodation, including hotels with en-suite bathrooms, have also been able to reopen since Saturday.

Welsh holiday accommodation is only available to people living in Wales though.

Can I travel from England to Wales?

Yes, but only for essential reasons like work, to provide care or for shopping for essential items.

However, you cannot travel from England to Wales for a holiday – you must return home overnight.

People living in Wales can also only travel to England for essential reasons.

However, from April 12, English tourists will be able to go on holiday in Wales.

The government's Global Travel Taskforce will announce next week further restrictions being eased for both UK and overseas holidays.

While hotels and group holidays hope to go ahead from May 17, international trips may be further behind.

Due to the third Covid wave sweeping Europe, many holiday hotspots may not be open to Brits until the summer.

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