Germany and Sweden have been removed from England’s quarantine-free travel corridor list.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed the latest changes to the list in a string of tweets posted shortly after 5pm on Thursday (5 November).
Greece, however, retains its travel corridor, despite preparing to return to a state of national lockdown on Saturday (7 November).
No countries have been added to the list.
Passengers arriving into the UK from Germany and Sweden from 4am on Saturday will need to self-isolate for two weeks before following domestic lockdown rules.
Despite there being few destinations left on the travel corridor list, and with England going back into national lockdown for a month starting today (5 November), the Department for Transport (DfT) said travel corridors were still "crucial to managing the risk from inbound passengers".
"The government’s travel corridor policy remains a critical part of the government’s Covid-19 response as it mitigates the risk of importing infections from abroad; this has not changed following the introduction of new restrictions in England," said the DfT.
"In England, everyone must stay at home, and may leave only for a very limited set of reasons, including for work or education.
"This means people can no longer travel to take holidays, or travel internationally – unless for work or other legally permitted reasons. The Foreign Office has updated its travel advice to reflect this.
"Fixed penalties, starting at £200, will be given to those found not following the rules, but these fines will double for subsequent offences, up to a maximum of £6,400."
On Germany and Sweden, the DfT said data from the government’s Joint Biosecurity Centre and Public Health England had indicated a "significant change" in both the level and pace of confirmed cases of coronavirus in both destinations.
"There has been a consistent increase in Covid-19 cases per 100,000 of the population in Germany over the past four weeks, with a 75% increase in total cases over this time period," said the DfT.
"In Sweden, new cases per week have increased by 34% over the same time period."
The DfT added anyone in Germany or Sweden should follow local rules, finish their trip as usual, and familiarise themselves with England’s new lockdown rules.