Wales will ban people from Covid hotspots in rest of UK from entering from Friday, Welsh leader Mark Drakeford announces
Wales is preparing to ban people who live in Covid hotspots in other parts of Britain from travelling to Wales, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced.
The Welsh leader said the move was needed to ‘to prevent the spread of infection within Wales and to other areas of the UK’.
Mr Drakeford added the action was being taken after Prime Minister Boris Johnson did not reply to two letters requesting he introduce the measure across the UK.
Under regulations being prepared, people living in areas with high levels of coronavirus in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland will not be able to travel to Wales.
The new restrictions are planned to come into force at 6pm on Friday.
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