The UK Chancellor has warned that the government “won’t hesitate” to remove more countries from the green list of quarantine-free travel.
The warning comes as Covid-19 rates in France continue rise.
Although there has been no official word from the government, the UK is said to be keeping a ‘close eye’ on the destination, as Covid-19 cases hit a two-month high, with new infections up a third in the past week.
Speaking to Sky News Rishi Sunak said: “It’s a tricky situation. There is always a risk of disruption to travel plans and people need to bear that in mind.
“What I can say to people is we’re in the midst of a global pandemic and that means there is always the risk of disruption to travel plans and people need to bear that in mind.
“It’s the right thing for us to do to keep everything under review on a constant basis talking with our scientists, our medical advisers, and if we need to take action as you’ve seen overnight we will of course not hesitate to do that, and we’re doing that to protect people’s health.”
Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas are the latest destinations to be removed from the quarantine-free list.