Visitors returning from across the Channel, as well as from the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos and Aruba, will be expected to isolate for two weeks from 04:00 on Saturday morning.
ABTA has said customers hit by a change in travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office should be offered a “full refund”.
People arriving in England from Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas from 04:00 tomorrow morning will need to self-isolate for two weeks. The news comes as the countries are removed from the England travel exemptions list.
Having appeared to ban all cruise activity, the FCO has now clarified cruise ship travel means “staying overnight for at least one night on a sea-going cruise ship with people from multiple households”.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has begun to advise against all cruise ship travel. This is due to the ongoing pandemic and is based on medical advice from Public Health England, the government body said.
British travellers are being encouraged to return to Poland, as direct flights between the two relaunch. UK citizens are currently allowed to travel into, out of and throughout Poland without being asked to undergo a period of quarantine.
Madeira and Porto Santo Islands have been included in the global list of destinations exempt from the Foreign & Commonwealth advice against ‘all but essential’ travel. The duo is included alongside the Azores as the only two Portuguese territories to make the list.
Following an examination by the PC Agency, it appears only a handful of countries might be easily accessible to English visitors. The agency discovered that just 25 named are currently viable holiday options.
The move to discourage all travel from the UK for the foreseeable future comes as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world.
Special charter flights for countries with no commercial routes will be prioritised according to the number of stranded British travellers and their vulnerability, including an assessment of the local health provision, foreign secretary Dominic Rabb explained.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has advised British citizens against all non-essential international travel, initially for a period of 30 days. This advice takes effect immediately.