Up to 1.5 million British tourists have been left in limbo after the Government removed Spain from its list of safe countries exempt from coronavirus quarantine rules.

As of midnight on Saturday, holidaymakers must self-isolate for 14 days upon their return to the UK from the European nation after it recorded 2,255 new Covid-19 cases on Friday – sparking fears of a second wave.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab defended the move, saying ministers would not apologise for taking “swift” action to protect Britons against the disease.

The scrapping of the travel corridor comes as the number of confirmed cases of the virus surpassed 16 million worldwide, with 4.1 million reported in the US alone.

In other developments, Boris Johnson is set to unveil a new ‘Better Health’ campaign tomorrow, in a bid to encourage Britons to slim down and get fit to protect against the worst symptoms of the disease

Evening Standard