Transport secretary Grant Shapps exempts sports stars, performing arts professionals and journalists from quarantine.
Period of self-isolation can be reduced from December 15, by taking a test after five days.
Overseas staff who pluck for Britain will be able to work during quarantine – but must stay abreast of other requirements.
Only the islands of Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Kos maintain their exemption from quarantine requirements.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps says the government is making "very good progress" on a new system.
The transport secretary will set out a new airport testing plan for international arrivals.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps revealed anyone returning from the countries will need to quarantine for 14 days.
Grant Shapps also said he is "not aware" of a recent trip to Italy being made by the PM.
People returning to England will have to self-isolate for 14 days.
It comes as new coronavirus rules restricting social gatherings to six people look to put a dampener on the festive season.
The transport secretary made the changes as part of a new regional approach to the self-isolation rules.
UK nations once again impose different measures on holidaymakers returning home.
"It beggars belief that the government are threatening people like this during a pandemic," said the Labour party.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced that travellers arriving in England from those countries after 4am on Saturday will need to self-isolate for 14 days.
His comments came after Croatia and Austria were dropped from the UK's list of safe travel corridors.
Transport secretary says holidaymakers returning to the UK after 4am on Saturday must obey the rules.
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Michael Matheson highlighted the "very intense rainfall" in the area and said an increasing number of weather events are impacting the rail network.
The UK has also extended the travel rules to cover the Balearic and Canary Islands.
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