Home secretary Priti Patel has announced that international arrivals from “high-risk” countries must now spend 10 days in a quarantine hotel.
The move is aimed at avoiding new variants of Covid-19 reaching the UK, which this week saw its virus death toll exceed 100,000.
Though strongly opposed by the under-pressure travel industry, critics of the government say Boris Johnson should have imposed stricter border rules months ago.
Below is the list of countries the government has categorised as “red list” by the government. Travel for non-UK residents from these countries is already banned.
Everyone coming to the UK from these destinations will have to spend 10 days in a hotel, at their own cost:
Democratic Republic of Congo
Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores)