ISLE of Wight residents travelling home from Spain from Sunday will likely have to quarantine for 14 days.

All travellers returning to England from Spain will be affected after new measures are expected to be announced tonight.

It is believed the measures will come into force in the early hours of Sunday, according to the BBC and other news reports.

There has been a significant spike in coronavirus cases in Spain.

Rory Boland, editor of consumer magazine Which? Travel, said: “Many holidaymakers will be deeply angry that the Government didn’t make this decision 48 hours ago, before tens of thousands of them flew off for their summer holidays in Spain.

“Many would not have travelled if they had known they’d face 14 days of quarantine on their return.”

More to follow.

UPDATE: Travellers returning to any of the UK nations from Spain after midnight tonight will have to self-isolate for two weeks as the country has been removed from the travel corridors exemption list, the Department for Transport has confirmed.

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