Can I travel to Wales from England from December 2?

ENGLAND'S lockdown will end on December 2, with non-essential travel and holidays able to go ahead.

With Wales also out of its lockdown, here is what you need to know about travelling to the country from England.

When is the England lockdown ending?

England went into lockdown on November 5, meaning all non-essential travel was banned.

The lockdown will end on December 2, Boris Johnson confirmed, with holidays able to go ahead.

What was the Wales lockdown?

The 17-day firebreak lockdown, which ended earlier this month, was a shorter, full shutdown, compared to in England.

This meant all pubs, restaurants, hotels and non-essential shops were forced to close, people were told to stay at home, and not visit anyone outside of their house.

Groups of four people from different households can meet indoors or outdoors in public places while abiding by social distancing rules.

Holidays can go ahead again, but only domestically – international holidays are still advised against

Can I now travel to Wales from England after the lockdown?

People in England are still in a lockdown until December 2, and will still not be able to travel to Wales when this ends.

The Welsh government's restrictions include a continued ban of travel to and from England.

They state: "You are allowed to go on holiday within Wales if you live here, but not to enter Wales from elsewhere for that purpose.

"A holiday is not one of the permitted reasons to leave Wales under the Regulations, whether that is elsewhere in the UK or abroad.”

Some cafes and bars near the border of Wales have previously expressed concern of people sneaking across.

One bar owner told the Guardian said they would be asking people for ID and would turn them away if they are not allowed in Wales.

When will I be able to travel there?

If the cases in England start to go down, then the Welsh restrictions may end.

This means tier 1 regions may be able to enter the country, but this depends on the Welsh government's rules.

Tier 3 regions are likely to stay off the travel list for Wales until numbers go down.

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