Wales to welcome holidaymakers from July 6 as lockdown eases | News from the United Kingdom


Vacationers and day trippers will be able to travel to Wales from the rest of the UK from next month, the Welsh Prime Minister has announced.Mark Drakeford said that the five-mile travel restriction on the country would be lifted from July 6 while the coronavirus was still under control at that time. On Friday morning, in a surprise announcement, he said that the Welsh tourism industry should prepare to reopen self-contained accommodation.

Non-essential stores will open in Wales on Monday and Drakeford has called on people to behave in a socially responsible manner and not to congregate inside and outside the stores.

The Welsh government is expected to give more details on its easing at its regular press conference on Friday noon. It is under pressure from the tourism industry and some opposition politicians to learn more about when vacationers can expect to return to beaches and mountains.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Drakeford said: “We will be using the next three weeks gradually to reopen areas of activity in Wales.

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