Welsh Govt "regrets" UK govt decision to ease quarantine rules


The Welsh Government has said that it "regrets" the UK government's decision to ease quarantine rules for those travelling to England from the US and Europe.


Yesterday the UK Government announced that it will permit travellers from the EU and US who have been fully vaccinated to visit without having to self-isolate on arrival.


The Welsh Government said that there remains a "clear public health risks posed by re-opening international travel and removing quarantine restrictions to US and EU fully vaccinated amber arrivals at this time".


However, the Welsh Government says that it "will be aligning with the other UK administrations and implementing this decision for Wales".


The Welsh Government said that it has taken this decision because Cymru's "open border with England" would make the introduction of separate arrangements "ineffective."


The Minister for Health and Social Services Eluned Morgan said: "We regret the UK Government’s proposals to further remove quarantine requirements. However, as we share an open border with England it would be ineffective to introduce separate arrangements for Wales. Therefore, we will be aligning with the other UK administrations and implementing this decision for Wales."