The Government has added Croatia, Austria, and Trinidad and Tobago to the list of countries where people will have to go into two weeks of quarantine on their return.
Those currently in Croatia, Austria, and Trinidad and Tobago and want to avoid going into a 14-day lockdown have been told to return before Saturday at 4 am when the new rules come into force.
The announcement by Transport minister Grant Shapps has angered those in the travel industry including cheap flight airlines, who have said the latest countries added to the list could cost more jobs.
Transport minister Grant Shapps said: “Data shows we need to remove Croatia, Austria, and Trinidad & Tobago from our list of coronavirus Travel Corridors to keep infection rates down.
“If you arrive in the UK after 0400 Saturday from these destinations, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.”
There is some good news for the travel industry and those who are looking for some fun in the sun. Portugal has been removed from the quarantine list.
It comes after Portugal was removed from the quarantine list.
Shapps said: “Data also shows we can now add Portugal to those countries included in Travel Corridors.”
Travel experts have warned if more countries continue to be added to the quarantine list then some independent travel agents could be forced to close for good while jobs at airports and airlines could be lost.
While airlines have seen a huge decrease in the number of people flying abroad, some caravan parks have reported they are fully booked until the end of the year.