Nicola Sturgeon led a revolt of decentralized nations that forced Boris Johnson to impose quarantine on travelers from France a day earlier than expected.
Westminster had wanted to give travelers until 4 a.m. Sunday to return to the other side of the Channel before the isolation requirement was enforced.
However, the administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have all pushed for the rules to be changed as soon as possible to prevent the infection from taking hold.
With airline prices rising, Eurotunnel has booked and additional ferries put in place to bring British holidaymakers back from France today, Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, said there was ” no perfect way to do it ”.
He said that giving people until the early hours of tomorrow “would provide a little