Three new countries have been added to the UK's travel quarantine list.

From 4am on Saturday arrivals from Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas will be required to isolate for 14 days.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the news on Twitter on Thursday night.

He tweeted: "Data shows we need to remove Andorra, Belgium and The Bahamas from our list of #coronavirus Travel Corridors in order to keep infection rates DOWN.

"If you arrive in the UK after 0400 Saturday from these destinations, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days."

The Department of Transport said the decision was taken following a 'significant increase in confirmed cases' in the three countries.

In Belgium, cases have increased four-fold since mid-July. Andorra has seen a five-fold increase over the same period, while in The Bahamas the weekly case rate peaked at 78.6 last week, up from 3.1 in mid-July, the DfT said.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is also advising against all but essential travel to Andorra, Belgium and The Bahamas.

But Brunei and Malaysia have been added to the Government’s Travel Corridor list following a decrease in confirmed cases of coronavirus.

From 4am on Tuesday, passengers arriving to England from these destinations will no longer need to self-isolate so long as they haven’t been in or transited through any other non-exempt countries in the 14 days preceding their arrival.

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