No new destinations will be added to the green travel list in the UK Government’s latest update, the PA news agency understands.
Summer hotspots such as Spanish and Greek islands plus Malta had hoped to be awarded green status on Thursday.
However, no additions are expected to be made amid concerns about rising coronavirus case rates in the UK.
There is speculation that Portugal – the only viable major tourist destination currently on the green list – could be moved to the amber tier.
That would mean people currently on holiday in Portugal would be required to self-isolate at home for ten days if they return after the changes are implemented, which would probably be next week.
Additions to the red list are expected on Thursday, with Bahrain, Costa Rica, Malaysia and Thailand among the potential candidates.
People returning to the UK from red list locations must stay in a quarantine hotel at a cost of £1750 for solo travellers.
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