Businesses here in Wales have changed how they operate to make it safe for you and your family to visit. This includes adapting to meet the new 'Good to Go' tourism standard, which lets you know that we're taking your safety seriously.
Welcome to Wales
Wales Covid restrictions apply to everyone living in Wales and those who visit, while they are here. The restrictions are changing frequently, so it’s important that you check the Coronavirus regulations on the Welsh Government website before visiting or travelling to Wales, or within Wales.
While travel restrictions are in place, we’re here to provide inspiration for the future while you plan to #VisitWalesLater.
How have tourism businesses adapted for reopening?
A new tourism industry standard has been introduced, called ‘We're Good to Go’, which is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.
Any business that shows this logo will have a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing, to ease your mind when you’re looking to book somewhere. Keep an eye out for the logo, and find out more about the We're Good to Go scheme.
Whether you’re looking for high-flying thrills, complete relaxation, or something in between, Wales will have plenty to offer.
Cadw oversees many of our historic houses and castles, and is working hard on plans to reopen unstaffed monuments in a safe and controlled way — and will do so when time is right. In the meantime take a look at this excellent set of resources for virtual visits on the Cadw website.
The National Museums of Wales will be reopening in the future. But for the time being, they also have a good selection of education and cultural resources online: National Museum Wales online.
As gathering in person wasn’t possible, many of our events took their offerings online. Hay Festival 2020 had their first online digital festival, where thousands of people from across the world accessed talks and workshops. Tafwyl also went digital, streaming live performances from bands and artists from Cardiff Castle (socially distanced, of course). As well as festivals, many workshops moved to online models. Ty Newydd (the writer’s centre of Literature Wales) launched its first Ty Newydd virtual programme, featuring smaller taster sessions and short courses.
There are more online and blended events planned for 2021: search for events in Wales in 2021.
When I can travel again, where can I stay in Wales and will I be safe?
Accommodation providers across Wales have made preparations for visitors to return. Many are already very experienced with taking extra precautions. They’ve been a safe home for NHS, police and fire service staff during lockdown. They're now experienced in combining world-class hospitality with safety measures like protective screens and social distance reminders at reception, hand sanitiser at touch points and "Cleaned and Sealed" tags on guest rooms.
Whether you’re looking to escape to the country, breathe in the sea air or check out a new city, you can relax in the knowledge that your well being is catered for.