The Welsh government announced on Wednesday 2 December that people can now travel between Wales and tier 1 and 2 locations in England. It was previously banned during lockdown unless it was for ‘essential’ reasons. The announcement has coincided with the lifting of restrictions of the second lockdown.
This does not apply to tier 3 locations in England. Large parts of the North of England are tier 3 including Manchester, and also Kent in the South East, although the majority of the England is tier 1 or 2.
This change also comes as pubs and restaurants in Wales are banned from serving alcohol from Friday 4 December and must close at 6pm.