Jamaica, Switzerland and the Czech Republic are to be removed from the Department for Transport’s travel corridors list and have been removed from the Foreign Office’s exemption list.
The confirmation came via tweets from transport minister Grant Shapps this afternoon (Thursday).
Those arriving in the UK after 4am on Saturday from these destinations will need to self-isolate for 14 days.
Cuba, meanwhile, has been included in the travel corridors.
At the same time, the Foreign Office has updated its travel advice to advise against all but essential travel to Czech Republic, Jamaica and Switzerland. Cuba is already exempt from the FCO’s global advisory against non-essential international travel.
"Only travel if you are content to unexpectedly 14-day quarantine on return," said Shapps.
"Quarantining on return from a non-travel corridor country is a legal requirement and you commit a criminal offence if you break that quarantine. Fines, as well as a criminal record can result."
People currently in Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Jamaica are encouraged to follow the local rules and check the FCO travel advice pages on GOV.UK for further information. The government is urging employers to be understanding of those returning from these destinations who now will need to self-isolate.