Holidaymakers and industry groups have hit out at the late decision to make Britons quarantine for 10 days when they return from France.
From Monday, UK residents who have had two COVID jabs will no longer have to isolate after returning to England from amber list countries such as Spain, Portugal and Greece.
France was meant to be part of the plan, but last night the government said it would be excluded while it looks at latest data on rising cases of the Beta variant in the country.
It means travellers must continue to quarantine for 10 days.
They must also have a coronavirus test on the second and eighth day – however the option of ending isolation early on day five with a separate test will remain.