Sri Lanka, Portugal, the UAE and the Maldives are among a number of popular holiday destinations omitted from the government’s first round of "travel corridor" announcements.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps on Friday (3 July) announced a list of 59 countries from which travellers can return without having to self-isolate for a fortnight upon arrival.
These will take effect from next Friday (10 July). The list omits North America, Central and Latin America, the Middle East and Africa in their entirety, with the exception of Reunion.
Australia, New Zealand, Greece and Cyprus are all listed, despite these destinations already having made clear they will continue to enforce restrictions on British travellers.
Greece recently extended its UK flight ban until 15 July, while Cyprus is barring entry to anyone who has been in the UK in the past 14 days. Australia and New Zealand, meanwhile, are not expected to reopen their borders for some time.