But others are clearly not letting the restrictions ruin their plans, with some airlines continuing to operate flights as usual.
Several flights depart from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport to France and Spain today, Friday, August 21, as is the case at airports across the country.
This includes flights to Nice, Malaga, Alicante, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca – many more are expected in the coming weeks.
Anyone returning from these trips faces the virtual certainty that they will need to be quarantined upon arrival in the UK.
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In an update on Friday, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said Spain and France were unlikely to be added to the government’s list of travel corridors anytime soon.
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Croatia was among the latest countries to be removed from the list of “safe” travel on Thursday, along with Austria, Trinidad and Tobago.
The new restrictions for destinations will take effect at 4 a.m. on Saturday.
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The other countries recently added to the quarantine list are the Netherlands, Malta and Belgium.
A continuous review system could see countries removed from the list in the very short term.
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Outlining the changes to countries on the travel corridor list, Mr Shapps said, “As with all airlift countries, know that things can change quickly.
“Only travel if you are satisfied with an unexpected 14-day quarantine if necessary (I speak from experience!)”