Matt Hancock is expected to address the public again this evening with a new update to travel restrictions.
It is thought the Health Secretary will announce today (February 9) that anyone travelling to the UK will have to take three coronavirus tests.
This new testing regime for all arrivals is part of the fight against the new variants of Covid-19.
As things stand now, anyone entering the UK must have a negative test result for 72 hours or less before their arrival. They must then also self-isolate for ten days.
It is expected under this new change that people would have to take tests on Day 2 and Day 8 of their ten day quarantine period, The Mirror reported.
Sources have suggested Mr Hancock will make the announcement today – with the restrictions potentially coming into force from February 15.
The Health Secretary is due to give a general Covid-19 update to MPs in the House of Commons at lunchtime today.
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The Department of Health and Social Care previously confirmed the testing regime would be enhanced “to cover all arrivals while they isolate” but gave no further details.
New rules on hotel quarantine are due to come into force on next week.