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Welsh Government respond to UK government announcement on changes to international travel rules

The Welsh Government have issued an official response to the UK government announcement on changes to international travel rules. 

A Welsh Government spokesperson said:

“The emergence of this new variant is a serious development in the ongoing pandemic and reinforces the need for everyone in Wales to get their vaccine or booster when offered, wear face coverings when necessary, and book a test if they develop symptoms.”

“We have repeatedly raised our concerns with the UK Government about its decision to relax international travel rules quickly, precisely because of the risk of introducing new variants into the UK. We also warned against the removal of PCR tests for returning travellers.

“We will be introducing the same measures on international travel as those announced this afternoon by the UK Government and the other devolved governments.

“Welsh Ministers will continue to meet this evening and over the weekend to monitor the situation in Wales and decide whether any further immediate action is required to protect public health.”

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