The Daily Telegraph
Wales may order English visitors to isolate
WALES is “actively considering” imposing quarantine on English visitors, the country’s health minister has warned.
Vaughan Gething said ministers were looking at introducing 14-day self-isolation for visitors who came to Wales from “high-risk” hotspots in England.
He said it was an option after Boris Johnson refused to restrict people going on holiday to Wales from areas in England under local lockdown.
He said: “We have quarantine regulations for international travel. So for some of the hotspot areas in the north of England, the North East and North West, and the West Midlands, if they were other countries or territories, we would have quarantine regulations for them to return to the UK.”
Asked if the Welsh Government was considering imposing quarantine, he said: “From high incidence areas across the UK, yes, we’re actively considering it.”
The move drew criticism over how it could be policed along the 160-mile border and about exemptions for workers travelling between the two countries.
Andrew RT Davies, shadow health minister for the Welsh Conservatives, said: “There’s all sorts of questions to answer before you even entertain implementing such dramatic action.”