The Welsh Government is considering imposing quarantine restrictions on people travelling into Wales from areas of the UK with high prevalence of coronavirus, its health minister has said.

Vaughan Gething said ministers were assessing their options after Boris Johnson said he did not want to introduce measures to restrict people living in parts of England under lockdown going on holiday in Wales.

Any move by the Welsh Government could affect towns on the Herefordshire-Powys border, such as Presteigne, Hay-on-Wye and Knighton.

But, as things stand, those living in Herefordshire would not be affected by any potential restriction from the Welsh Government as the county is not considered a coronavirus hotspot.

First Mark Drakeford had previously written to the Prime Minister to introduce travel restrictions for people in areas of England under local lockdown.

In Wales, people must not enter or leave an area subjected to such restrictions without a reasonable excuse, which does not include travelling for a holiday.

He told the Welsh Government's Covid-19 press briefing on Monday: "We're actively considering what we should do and I've discussed it this morning with the First Minister.

"We have quarantine regulations for international travel.

"So for some of the hotspot areas in the north of England, the North East and North West, and the West Midlands, if they were other countries or territories, we would have quarantine regulations for them to return to the UK."

Asked if the Welsh Government was considering imposing quarantine restrictions on people living elsewhere in the UK, Mr Gething said: "From high incidence areas across the UK, yes, we're actively considering it."

He added: "We'll have to consider the matter today.

"We'll have to take some advice from the scientific and medical advisers, public health advisers here.

"And we'll then need to consider whether this is the right course of action because the measures we've introduced in Wales are about isolating areas with a higher prevalence of coronavirus and protecting lower prevalence areas.

"So that underpins the rationale we've taken.

"It's consistent with the approach all four UK nations have taken to international travel and quarantine restrictions, where we recognise that higher prevalence areas in other parts of the world represent a risk to coronavirus being re-imported or having an opportunity to spread further within the UK.

"Now, it's disappointing that we haven't had a response to the First Minister's letter but we've seen the interview with the Prime Minister, where he indicated he's not prepared to do that at this point in time.

"So we then have to consider our own responsibility, our own powers and how we'll draw that in a way that is proportionate to the risk we face."