No new destinations have been added to the green list in the government’s latest travel update due to concerns about rising Covid-19 cases in the UK.
Popular summer hotspots, including the Spanish and Greek islands, and Malta, had hoped to be awarded green status after the announcement on Thursday (3 June), but the list will remain unchanged.
In addition, Portugal will be added to the amber list, as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps raised concerns of a new coronavirus mutation and rising cases.
The holiday destination, including the islands of Madeira and the Azores, will be removed from the green list exempting the need to quarantine on return from 4am on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka, Egypt and five other countries will also be added to the red list requiring isolation in a Government-approved hotel, it was announced on Thursday afternoon.
Ministers confirmed Portugal would be placed on the amber list following a meeting between the Westminster and devolved governments, as well as the Joint Biosecurity Centre.
People returning to the UK from Portugal will be required to self-isolate at home for 10 days as part of coronavirus restrictions.
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Sudan, and Trinidad and Tobago will also be placed on the red list, meaning people arriving in the UK from those nations will be required to stay in a quarantine hotel for 11 nights.
5 of the best forwards to include in your UEFA fantasy team
Euro 2020 is almost upon us, and though the fate of your national team will likely be your primary concern, triumphing over your friends in the UEFA fantasy football league will likely be a close second.
Goals mean points, and points mean bragging rights, so it is vital that your fantasy squad is well equipped with ruthless finishers.
While there are standout candidates to claim the golden boot at this year’s tournament (Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane, Cristiano Ronaldo) a sizable chunk of the teams at this year’s tournament are without a frontman renowned for scoring on a regular basis.
However, NationalWorld has studied the form of all 24 teams’ strikers competing at this tournament and devised a shortlist of forwards you should consider including in your squad.
‘Children are the unsung heroes of the pandemic’
The Government’s paltry offer of £1.4 billion of funding to enable schools to help pupils catch-up on learning missed during the pandemic is an appalling insult to the children of the UK, writes NationalWorld’s Ben Green.
Ben says that this generation of youngsters has been a beacon of hope for the future throughout the pandemic and that we should be investing everything we can in them.
He says this is why “the miserly £1.4 billion pledged this week to help them catch up at school just isn’t good enough. It is woefully inadequate.”