Brits returning to the UK from 'red list' countries need to quarantine for at least 10 days in a designated hotel, forking up the costs from £1,750 themselves.
India is the latest country to have been added to England's red list after a surge in cases in the country and fears over a new variant. The new rules will come into force from 4am on Friday (April 23).
That means that anyone who is returning from India to the UK after this time will be required to book in to a quarantine hotel.
Only British nationals and UK residents will be allowed to enter the UK if returning from red list destinations.
Those who are returning will need to book the quarantine hotel stay through the government website which will include the hotel stay, quarantine transport and Covid-19 tests that will need to be taken on days two and eight of your self-isolation.
We take a look at the full list of destinations below....
Full list of red list countries
It's worth noting that the list below is England's red list - Scotland's red list and Wales's red list may differ slightly.
- Cape Verde
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- French Guiana
- India (From 4am on Friday April 23)
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Non-essential travel abroad is currently banned for Brits due to lockdowns across the UK. Currently it's hoped that foreign travel could resume from May 17 for holidays at the earliest, although the government has yet to confirm if this will be the case.
When travel does resume, countries will be placed on green, amber or red lists which will determine quarantine requirements and rules on testing once you have returned to the UK.
We don't yet know which countries will feature although we've taken a look at the contenders for the green list, as well as countries likely to be on the amber list.