Thousands of frustrated Brits will be scrambling to head back to England after the government placed the Balearic’s on the amber list.
Just two weeks ago the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps allowed Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca back on to the green list it has now be placed on the amber list from 4am next Monday.
Shapps said, “Unfortunately when we put them on the green watchlist from then we’ve seen the rates double, and also the rates of positivity of these tests double, meaning that we’re going to have to move quickly.”
On Wednesday MPs agreed the changes following analysis from the Joint Biosecurity Centre.
Shapps added, “Surely no one can be out there thinking we can travel and just rely on things not changing.
“When we see things change for the safety and security of everyone back home we do need to react and act, and that’s what we’re doing today.”
Speaking to BBC Breakfast on Wednesday, Shapps said, “I hope we have made very clear to everybody when booking trips at the moment there is always the chance that countries will move around.
“Some countries may go to the red list, some countries may go to the green, but some may move the other way to the amber list.
“It is a fact of life that they will continue to move around as the virus continues to develop and change globally.”