Wales has implemented quarantine restrictions on travellers returning from mainland Portugal and six Greek islands.

Those returning from Portugal, except for Madeira and the Azores, and from Mykonos, Zakynthos, Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos and Crete have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days. This is in addition to the quarantine restrictions on those returning to Wales from Zante – announced on Tuesday evening.

The regulations, which will come into force at 4am on Friday morning (September 4) also apply to those returning to Wales from Gibraltar and French Polynesia.

It follows tweets this evening from UK transport secretary Grant Shapps saying there will be no changes to travel corridors for England.

Welsh minister for health and social services, Vaughan Gething, said: “This action is being taken as a result of a large number of cases of coronavirus have been imported into Wales from tourists returning from the Greek islands, in particular.”

Last week, 16 people tested positive for a Tui flight returning from Zante to Cardiff. All passengers and crew were asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

Scotland has introduced quarantine measures on those returning from the whole of Greece.