All the remaining “travel corridors”, which allow travellers arriving in the UK to avoid self-isolation, have been scrapped in a bid to reduce the risk of introducing new variants of the coronavirus.
Both measures take effect at 4am on Monday 18 January. The travel corridors decision will be reviewed four weeks later, on 15 February.
The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, tweeted: “Travel corridors assess public health risk from the original Sars-Cov-2, but it’s impossible for the Joint Biosecurity Centre to provide live scientific updates to predict which countries or regions will now originate new variants.
“Travel corridors are therefore