UK travellers to quarantine for 14 days or face £1,000 fine
The government are expected to announce that people arriving in the UK from abroad could be fined £1,000 if they fail to complete the 14-day self-isolation following their holiday.
The plans would allow health officials to carry out spot checks on new arrivals to check whether they are complying or not. The rules will also apply to British citizens returning from overseas.
More details are expected at the daily briefing, hosted by Priti Patel but the changes are not expected to come into force until next month.
The only exceptions would be road hauliers, medical officials and people arriving from the Republic of Ireland.
Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth backed the plans, but said there were "lots of questions as to why we didn't do this sooner".
He added: "I would urge the government to get on with it and give us the details about how it's going to work in practice."
The government have confirmed that people travelling from France will not be exempt from the quarantine rules after it was initially suggested otherwise.
New rules would mean that passengers arriving in the UK by plane, ferry or train would need to provide UK Border Force officials with an address where they will be self-isolating, and if they fail to do so then accommodation will be arranged by the government.
The airline industry has already expressed concerns over the measures, claiming it could make an already critical situation worse for them, with air travel plummeting by as much as 99% due to the pandemic.
Current guidelines recommend international travel only when absolutely necessary, and nobody should travel if they display any coronavirus symptoms.