Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Jamaica have been added to the UK’s quarantine list from Saturday, transport secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed.
From four o’clock on Saturday morning, all travellers returning to the UK from these countries will have to self-isolate for 14 days.
In a tweet, Shapps said: “Data shows we need to remove the Czech Republic, Jamaica and Switzerland from our list of travel corridors to keep infection rates down.”
However, he added that Cuba would be added to the list of countries that people can travel to without restrictions.
Switzerland had been widely touted to be added to the list after a recent surge in cases of coronavirus.
Shapps has said countries risk being added to the list when their rate of infection exceeds 20 cases per 100,000 people over seven days.
The three countries join a number of other nations, including France, Spain, Croatia and the Netherlands, on the red list.