The Government announced this afternoon that anyone returning to England from Portugal will need to quarantine for 14 days.
The quarantine requirement will kick in from 4am on Saturday morning.
Scotland and Wales had already imposed quarantine rules on Portugal.
The ruling does NOT apply to the Azores and Madeira.
The Government has also imposed quarantine on those returning from:
However, Sweden will be removed from the quarantine list.
The four new quarantine countries will presumably be added to the Foreign Office ‘do not travel’ list (click here). This is usually the trigger for being to abandon your holiday plans and make a successful travel insurance claim.
The official ‘travel corridor’ list – which has already been updated with these changes – is on this page of the Government website.