Staycationer misery as Wales threatens 2-week quarantine for fellow Brits

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The Welsh government could introduce quarantine restrictions on people travelling into Wales from coronavirus hotspots in the UK.

Health Minister Vaughan Gething said the proposal is being "actively considered".

Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier refused to impose travel restrictions on people in English lockdown areas.

People in locked down parts of Wales cannot leave their homes except for a limited set of reasons.

More than 2.3 million people are currently under restrictions in the country.

Health Minister Vaughan Gething told a press conference: "We're actively considering what we should do and I've discussed it this morning with the First Minister.

"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."

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford wrote to the PM earlier this month, urging him to introduce a ban on non-essential travel in local lockdown areas in England.

He said: “As we act to prevent people who live in hot spots in Wales from travelling to England, and taking the risk of the virus with them, so the Prime Minister ought to do the same to prevent people from English hot spots from travelling elsewhere because of the risk that that undoubtedly poses.”

But Johnson told the BBC: “I don't want to impose travel restrictions within the UK generally.

"We are all one country, people should exercise their common sense.

"They should follow the guidance. And that's what we're going to do."

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