This page contains information on specific restrictions in Wales (which differ from the other nations of the UK). Page last updated 20 December 2021.

Guidance and regulations for operators and visitors to Wales

Current Position in Wales

Wales is operating using a range of alert levelsThe alert level in place is being reviewed every week. For more detailed information, refer to the Welsh Government Coronavirus page. Anyone in Wales for any reason needs to abide by the Wales regulations and guidance.

Our Travel Trade website is full of ideas, including itineraries and factsheets when planning your clients’ holidays to Wales.

Guidance for Operators

Anyone operating tours or visits into Wales will need to ensure that they and their clients comply with the latest* Coronavirus Regulations 2020 and guidance which includes the legal requirement of a specific COVID-19 Risk Assessment and it is now a legal requirement that information about the risks and mitigations identified in the COVID-19 risk assessment are shared with employees (irrespective of the business size). These risk assessments will be the starting point for implementing the reasonable measures that are required to be taken to minimise exposure to the coronavirus on premises open to the public and in workplaces.

Venues and operators need to work together to plan for such visits so that they stay within the requirements of the regulations and guidance.

*subject to change

Travel Restrictions

Wales is 'Good to Go'

Wales businesses are part of the “We’re Good To Go” industry standard mark. This self-assessment scheme has been designed in partnership with Tourism Northern Ireland, VisitScotland and VisitEngland. It provides reassurance for all sectors of the tourism industry and to your clients that businesses have clear processes in place and are following industry and Government COVID-19 guidance on cleanliness and social distancing. In product search results you can view which businesses have signed up to the 'We're Good to Go' industry standard. 

Public Health Passenger Locator Registration form

It is a legal requirement that all travellers to the UK have to complete a ‘Public Health Passenger Locator Registration Form’. This has to be completed 48 hours before arrival into the UK and the completed form will need to be shown on arrival at the UK border, either by printing a copy, or showing on a phone. The government will use this information to contact visitors if they or someone they’ have travelled with develops coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, and to check that they are self-isolating for the first 10 days after they arrive in the UK.

We recommend that before travel you check the relevant official government websites for the most up to date information.

Business Events

For information on organising meetings, incentives, conferences, events, exhibitions and team building activities, visit the Meet In Wales website.

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