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Wales is closed to tourists for most of the summer


Wales will remain closed to tourists for most of the summer and the five-mile travel limit will remain until July, the first minister says

  • Mark Drakeford does not expect sports and concerts to resume until next year
  • When tourists return, they must remain in quarantine locations
  • He hopes the five-mile limit will prevent people from crowding on beaches

Wales will remain closed to tourists for most of the summer and its five-mile travel limit will remain in effect until July, the First Minister said.

Mark Drakeford announced today that he does not expect mass meetings, including concerts and sporting events, to be reintroduced by next year.

He said the best possible scenario the country could hope for was that tourism would resume at some point – but visitors would have to stay in places that were quarantined by the rest of society.

Mark Drakeford (pictured) announced today that he does not expect mass meetings, including concerts and sporting events, to be reintroduced until next year.

The Welsh Labor chief told i: "I have not given up on the idea that we may be able to save some limited parts of the tourism season even though we are not yet able to make these decisions."

The First Minister added: “The best hope is that we can enable people to return to Wales in a fully self-contained accommodation, where you could actually be isolated if you had to, if you had to, if you got sick , do not pose an additional risk to others. & # 39;

Mr. Drakeford was also asked about the possibility of reopening bed and breakfasts or hotels.

He said such a move would be difficult given the fact that visitors would share facilities.

A general overview of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) transit test center at Cardiff City Stadium

A general overview of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) transit test center at Cardiff City Stadium

He said, "It is much more difficult because they would literally share facilities in these places and the coronavirus is rampant when people get together."

Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon are considering partially reopening such venues in England and Scotland next month.

In today's interview, Drakeford also said that the challenges of the Covid 19 crisis had weakened the argument for Welsh independence.

He argued that if Wales had been independent, it might not have had the same access to the SAGE Advisory Group's expertise.

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