Brits face fresh uncertainty over holiday plans as ministers plot an overhaul of international travel rules this week.
Senior ministers and officials will pore over the Covid data in the coming days ahead of the next update of the traffic light regime for foreign travel.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is expected to announce which countries are safe to visit on Thursday – and which could face tougher quarantine rules.
Any changes would be likely to come into force on Monday, August 9.
Speculation is mounting that France could be moved from the amber-plus category, which could be axed altogether.
But there are fears Spain could be switched to a new “amber watch list” – deterring British families from flying to the Costas.