Wales travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Wales with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Wales.

Wales travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Wales with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Wales - quick facts
Time difference UK +0 hours
Language(s) English
Currency Pound Sterling
Electricity G plug (230V)
Driving side Left

Why visit Wales?

Considering a holiday to the Wales? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for culture or nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Culture vultures
  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife

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Wales weather

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The Wales weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Cardiff.

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Wales travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Wales from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Wales.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Wales travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Wales with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Wales, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Wales covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Wales with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Wales travel features

Do you want to learn more about Wales? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Wales.

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Wales FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Wales including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Wales due to Covid-19?

Wales is open for tourism.

Check out Public Health Wales for more information.

What is the time difference between Wales and the UK?

The time difference between Wales and the UK is UK time+0 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Wales?

The main language spoken in Wales is English.

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What is the currency in Wales?

The currency in Wales is the Pound Sterling (GBP).

Send money to Wales with TransferGo*.

Which plugs are used in Wales?

Wales uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Wales?

They drive on the left side of the road in Wales.

Find out more about driving in UK with International Drivers Association*.

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