The United Arab Emirates is among a handful of countries added to England’s quarantine-free travel corridor list, but mainland Greece has been removed.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed the latest changes to the government’s travel corridor list in a string of tweets issued shortly after 5pm on Thursday (12 November).
Those arriving from the UAE after 4am on Saturday (14 November) will no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days.
However, those arriving from Greece – with the exception of those arriving from Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Kos – will now have to self-isolate for 14 days, also starting from 4am on Saturday.
Elsewhere, Iceland, Qatar, Bahrain, Chile, Cambodia, Laos and Turks & Caicos have all been added to the travel corridor list.
Denmark’s travel ban, meanwhile, has been extended for a further 14 days.
The country was removed at from the list at short-notice during the early hours of last Friday morning (6 November) owing to concerns about the spread of a new strain of coronavirus within the country’s mink farms.
Shapps tweeted: "Bahrain, Chile, Iceland, Cambodia, Laos, UAE, Qatar and Turks & Caicos have been added to the travel corridor list.
"If you arrive from these countries after 4am on Saturday 14 November, you will not need to self-isolate.
"The travel ban on Denmark will also be extended for a further 14 days.
"A reminder that under the current restrictions, travel outside of the home, with the exception of a limited number of reasons including work or education, is not permitted.
"Latest data also means we have to remove all of Greece, apart from Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Kos, from the travel corridor list.
"From 4am Saturday 14 November, if you arrive into the UK from this destination, you will need to self-isolate."
The latest additions to the list theoretically unlock several other existing travel corridors, most notably the Maldives and the Seychelles, by allowing holidaymakers to transit via the UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) and Qatar (Doha) without having to quarantine upon their return.