British holidaymakers will be barred from the European Union from 1 January under current Covid-19 safety restrictions.
The EU commission has indicated there will be no exemption for the UK.
A UK government spokesperson said: “We cannot comment on decisions that could be taken by other states on public health matters.
“We take a scientific, risk-based approach to health measures at the border, and it is of course in the interests of all countries to allow safe international travel as we emerge from the pandemic.”
An EU commission spokesman last week said there were no plans to extend that to the UK. “This is a decision for the council to make,” he said.