Wales will move to alert level two on Monday, prompting the reopening of indoor hospitality, holiday accommodation and entertainment venues, however residents are still being advised to only travel abroad for “essential” reasons for at least three more weeks.
First Minister Mark Drakeford is expected to confirm today that international travel can resume from Monday, in line with plans in England and also using a traffic light system, but there will be “extra safeguards” in place and Welsh ministers are urging for caution.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Mr Drakeford admitted the travel advice was not a rule because it would be “unenforceable”, but urged caution against “importing” coronavirus from other parts of the world.
“We know most people who travel from Wales will be doing it from Bristol, Manchester, London, so once those airports are open and travel across the UK is allowed, then people from Wales will be able to travel,” he said.
Instead of opting for a foreign break the First Minister suggests there are “fantastic opportunities” to take a holiday in Wales instead.