Passengers arriving in the UK from Switzerland, Jamaica and the Czech Republic will have to self-isolate for 14 days after the nations were added to the quarantine list.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said, the rules will come into effect from 4am on Saturday, August 29.
In a statement, he added: ‘Quarantining on return from a non-travel corridor country is a legal requirement and you commit a criminal offence if you break that quarantine. Fines, as well as a criminal record can result.
‘The decision on whether to add or remove a country is carefully made after research from the Joint Biosecurity Centre. A lead indicator is 20 cases per 100,000 people over seven days, but they take into account a wide range of factors, including the level, rate and speed of change in confirmed cases.’
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