The United Arab Emirates has been removed from the government’s quarantine-free travel corridor list.
Arrivals into the UK from Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah and Umm Al-Quwain will now have to self-isolate for 10 days.
The "emergency" removal was announced by transport secretary Grant Shapps late on Monday (11 January) and came into effect from 4am on Tuesday (12 January).
It comes after Scotland removed the UAE from its travel corridor list at the weekend, with England, Wales and Northern Ireland all now following suite.
With international travel now effectively off the agenda owing to new Covid restrictions across the UK, Dubai had been proving a lifeline for travel companies in December, with many Brits making a dash for some winter sun and Christmas breaks.