Ok, we know, Yorkshire is the most beautiful place in the UK… But if there’s anywhere that comes a close second, it’s Wales (we’ll just ignore the accent for the time being). From its wondrous mountains to its vast landscapes, the country is a true picture of nature. And now, us Yorkshire folk will be welcomed back with open arms again.
Welcoming non-Welsh travellers again from July 6, Wales is continuing to lift its lockdown regulations, making a major move to re-start their tourism sector. And it comes at the perfect time too, since staycations are set to boom this summer in the UK.
Campsites, holiday cottages and some hotels will begin taking bookings for July 6 onwards, with many establishments expected to slowly re-open throughout the month.
The announcement was officially made this morning by First Minister Mark Drakeford, who spoke out to both the public and business owners, assuring those in the hotel industry that they could begin to prepare their establishments for safe re-openings.
When asked if people could come to visit Wales from July 6, Drakeford said: “Absolutely, from 6 July. I have got to just caveat it by saying we will have to be sure that the virus is still under control at that point. Provided it is, the stay local restrictions will be abolished and people inside Wales and from outside Wales will be able to travel.”
Lockdown regulations in England currently state that overnight stays are not permitted, and the public should continue to ‘stay local’, however, as the Coronavirus alert level continues to lessen, it is expected more restrictions will be lifted over the coming weeks. Pubs, hotels and restaurants in England are currently working towards July 4 as a provisional re-opening date, dependant on Boris Johnson’s upcoming announcement – which is expected to take place June 25.