Only two restriction-free options are available to British holidaymakers, as the travel map continues to shrink.
Greece and Gibraltar remain after Germany and Sweden saw their travel corridors with the UK removed yesterday by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. Passengers arriving after 4am on Saturday will need to self-isolate for two weeks when they get home.
And overnight the travel corridor with Denmark was also scrapped following widespread outbreak of coronavirus in Danish mink farms, with a mutated strain of the virus passing to humans.
The news was announced at around 1.30am this morning and affects passengers arriving in the UK from 4am today – giving just two and a half hours notice.
Shaps said he took “the swift decision to urgently remove Denmark” from a list of restriction-free countries after the chief medical officer recommended 14 days quarantine for those who have returned from the country.
Those already in Denmark are allowed to finish their trip, and should follow domestic restrictions once their fortnight of quarantine ends.
The British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar will be the only place left standing from tomorrow as Greece plans to bring in tough new measures to combat rising coronavirus cases.
While the majority of Britons are forbidden from travelling abroad at present due to Covid-19 measures – England entered a second lockdown yesterday – the choices for an overseas holiday when they are allowed are looking increasingly limited.