France and five other countries, including Monaco, join the red list.
It comes after PM Boris Johnson announced he would be ‘ruthless’ in adding restrictions.
Travellers returning from France, Holland, Malta, Monaco, Turks & Caicos and Aruba must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in the UK.
They join numerous other countries already on the list such as Spain and Portugal which have been on the ‘red list’ since the lockdown was eased.
The rule comes into effect from 4 am on Saturday morning British Standard Time.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Thursday night: “This evening we’re announcing that there will now be a quarantine brought in for a number of other locations including France, Holland and some others.
“That’s because we’ve absolutely worked so hard to ensure that we’re keeping our numbers down here, and we can’t afford to reimport those cases from elsewhere.”
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