Aruba and Mongolia have been added to England’s quarantine-free travel corridor list, while Estonia and Latvia have both been removed.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed the latest changes to the government’s travel corridor list on Thursday (26 November).
Those returning from Aruba, Mongolia, Bhutan, Timor-Leste and several Pacific Ocean islands will no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days.
Meanwhile, those travelling from Estonia and Latvia to England as of 4am on Saturday (28 November) will now have to self-isolate for a fortnight.
The blanket ban on travel to Denmark will also be lifted, Shapps confirmed. The measures were introduced following concerns about the spread of a new strain of coronavirus in Danish mink farms.
Denmark, though, will not be added to the travel corridor list, despite the softened advice, which will come into effect at 4am on Saturday.
Shapps tweeted: "Travel corridor: Bhutan, Timor-Leste, Mongolia, Aruba, the following Pacific Islands: Samoa, Kiribati, Micronesia, Tonga, Vanuata [sic] and Soloman Islands [sic] have been added to the travel corridor list.
"If you arrive from these places after 4am [on] Saturday 28 November you do not need to self-isolate."
He added: "Latest data means we must remove Estonia and Latvia from the travel corridor list. From 4am Saturday 28 November, if you arrive into the UK from these destinations you will need to self-isolate.
"We are now able to lift the total travel ban on Denmark. However, the country will remain off the government’s travel corridor list. This change also becomes active at 4am on Saturday 28 November."
Last week, Shapps announced the first two African travel corridors, Namibia and Rwanda, while Latin American gained a second corridor – Uruguay.
Sri Lanka and Israel were also both last week added to the list, although neither is currently open to overseas tourists.