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Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Health and Social Services

First published:
5 December 2021
Last updated:

We are taking action to move Nigeria onto the red list for travel from 0400 Monday 6th December following the identification of a new coronavirus variant, which may be capable of evading the protection provided by vaccines.

Travellers from red list countries will not be permitted to enter Wales but must enter through a port of entry in England and go into a managed quarantine facility for 10 days. Whilst they are in quarantine they must also take post-arrival PCR tests on day 2 and day 8.

We are also reintroducing a 48-hour Pre Departure Test requirement for all travellers. This means that travellers will need to have a negative PCR or LFD test as close as possible to their departure time before they can travel.  

Similar action is being taken across the UK.