Holidaymakers and day-trippers, from across the UK, will be welcome to visit Wales from next month.
Those looking just to travel over for the day will be able to visit from 6th July with beaches and beauty spots welcoming visitors. Wales’s First Minister, Mark Drakeford has advised the country’s tourism industry to prepare to reopen self-contained accommodation, with bookings to be taken from 13th July onwards.
It is understood that accommodation with shared sleeping and bathroom facilities will not be able to reopen at this time.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Drakeford, said: “We’ll use the next three weeks in a step-by-step way to reopen areas of activity in Wales.” When discussing what it might be like for holidaymakers, he warned: “It won’t be like going back to the way things were last year because the virus is still in Wales.” But went on to reassure the public that “We look forward to welcoming people.”
The announcement came alongside a range of other changes to the lockdown, including the reopening of all non-essential shops.
The change will be welcomed by those hoping to book a staycation over the summer period and comes months after Wales’ border was effectively closed to visitors.