Those who live in areas with high coronavirus rates in other parts of the UK are now banned from travelling into Wales unless they have a good reason.
The new Welsh Government rules came into force at 6pm on Friday.
The restrictions apply to anyone from any part of the UK which has been classed as a tier two or tier three area.
The new travel ban also means that people living in Wales can’t leave the country to enter an area elsewhere in the UK with high coronavirus levels without a good reason.
The Welsh Government says the exemptions will only apply if there is no alternative in your area.
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Here is a full list of the only reasons which would allow someone to travel between Wales and an area elsewhere in the UK with high coronavirus levels.
- To get food and medical supplies for those in the same household (including animals in the household) or for vulnerable persons.
- To get supplies for the essential upkeep, maintenance and functioning of the household, or the household of a vulnerable person.
To get or deposit money from banks, building societies, credit unions, short term loan providers, ATMs, post offices, etc.
Obtain or provide medical assistance – including accessing dental services, opticians, audiology services, chiropody, chiropractors, osteopaths and other medical or health services, including services relating to mental health.
To access veterinary services.
Provide, receive or access care or assistance, including childcare or relevant personal care.
Work or provide voluntary or charitable services where it is not reasonably practicable to carry out the work or provide the service from outside the area.
Where the person is an elite athlete, train and compete.
To provide or receive emergency assistance.
To attend a solemnization of a marriage or formation of a civil partnership.
To attend a funeral.
To meet a legal obligation, including attending court or satisfying bail conditions, or to participate in legal proceedings.
Or to access or receive public services.
To participate in or facilitate organised activities for the development or well-being of children (including sports, music and other recreational activities such as those provided for children outside of school hours and during school holidays).
To access educational services.
In relation to children who do not live in the same household as their parents, or one of their parents, continue existing arrangements for access to, and contact between, parents and children, and for the purposes of this paragraph, “parent” includes a person who is not a parent of the child, but who has parental responsibility for, or who has care of, the child.
To move home.
To undertake activities in connection with the purchase, sale, letting, or rental of residential property.
To avoid injury or illness or escape a risk of harm.
To travel to reach a place outside the area.
How will the travel ban be enforced?
There has been some question over whether the new restrictions will be enforceable, not least by the Police Federation of England and Wales.
First Minister Mark Drakeford said patrols along the main routes into North Wales and number plate checks will be used to stop people who shouldn’t be travelling into the country.
He also said ANPR cameras could be used to track people who have travelled long distances to get to Wales.
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