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Welsh Government considering imposing quarantine on people entering from UK hotspots

 

The Welsh government says it is “actively considering” imposing quarantine restrictions on people travelling into the country from areas of the UK with high coronavirus case numbers.

This could include hotspot areas of England such as the North East, North West, and West Midlands.

Health minister Vaughan Gething said he did not want to take a “whole-nation approach”, but that the restrictions would apply to people from “high incidence areas across the UK”.

“There’s no good reason to prevent someone from Devon, at this point in time, coming to visit a pre-booked holiday or trip to Pembrokeshire,” he said.

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“So we are thinking about how we use something that is proportionate and deals with the reality of the threat that we face.”

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford previously called for Boris Johnson to introduce travel restrictions for people in areas of England under a postcode lockdown.

People in Wales must not enter or leave an area subject to travel restrictions without a reasonable excuse.

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