People coming to the United Kingdom from France and the Netherlands are going to be forced to quarantine for 14 days from Saturday.
According to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps the order will begin this Saturday and must be followed by all.
He added that this was necessary to stay coronavirus infections down.
France warned the united kingdom decision would cause “reciprocal measures” across the Channel.
Clement Beaune, France’s secretary of state for European affairs, tweeted that the UK’s decision was a matter of “regret” for the French.
The UK government’s decision follows a surge in cases in Kingdom affected in recent days.
Airlines UK described it as “another devastating blow to the travel industry already reeling from the worst crisis in its history”.
With up to half 1,000,000 UK tourists thought to be in France at the present , the deadline is predicted to induce a rush to ports and airports, with thousands of tourists wanting to avoid quarantine.
The Eurotunnel website is reportedly struggling to affect the quantity of inquiries.
John Keefe, director of public affairs at Getlink, which operates the chunnel , told BBC’s Newsnight programme that the trains were “already just about fully booked” on Friday.
Urging travellers to see online if there’s space for them before heading to the terminal, he said people should understand “that it isn’t getting to be easy to urge back” to the United Kingdom .