Guidance and regulations for operators and visitors to Wales
A short, sharp circuit breaker / fire-break has been introduced across Wales to help regain control of coronavirus meaning that a series of restrictive measures are now in place until 00:01 on Monday 9 November 2020. As of 18:00 Friday 23 October all holiday and hospitality businesses are closed. During this period non-essential travel in and to Wales is not permitted. Following the end of the fire-break, a new set of national rules will be introduced.
For more detailed information refer to the Coronavirus regulations: Frequently asked questions.
Further information about coronavirus advice can be found on the advice for visitors to Wales page.
Wales is 'Good to Go'
Wales has launched 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. You can filter the product search for 'We're Good to Go' businesses.
You can also find out more how different sectors and businesses in Wales are preparing to open and to ensure that your customers have a safe and enjoyable holiday in Wales.
Travel corridors and self-isolating
As of the 27 July 2020 visitors do not have to self-isolate on arrival into Wales when travelling from one of the travel corridor countries, please check before travelling. Please note that the travel corridor countries may be different in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This applies to all international travel by train, ferry, coach, air or any other route.
Visitors who live, have been to, or stopped in a country that’s not on the travel corridor list will have to self-isolate until 14 days have passed since leaving that country.
We would also recommend all visitors check the latest public health advice on coronavirus before travelling, or on arrival in the UK.
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 14 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.