British Health Minister Matt Hancock is worried about the second wave of the epidemic in Europe and said on Thursday that the government would, in the coming days, return quarantines for arrivals from several countries he did not name.
Britain last week reintroduced a fourteen-day quarantine for passengers upon arrival in Spain.
In some other European countries that are currently quarantined, the number of infections is rising, Hancock said.
“I think the second wave is starting all over Europe and we need to do something to prevent it from reaching our shores,” Hancock said in an interview with Sky News.
"We are very worried about the second wave. And it's not just Spain ... there are other countries where the number is growing. And we are absolutely determined to do everything to keep our country safe," he said.
Asked if there would be a change in the list of countries in the coming days, Hancock told the BBC "Yes ... we have to be realistic about those changes, because the pandemic is changing in other countries".
He also announced that the authorities will do everything they can to shorten the quarantine time for people coming from Spain, but it will not be right now.
"Until it is absolutely certain that we can implement change, we cannot go with it. There will be no change for the next few days," he said.
The Politico.eu portal announced on Wednesday that England is preparing to introduce quarantine for passengers from Belgium and Luxembourg due to the growing number of infected people in those countries. Croatia has been placed on the list of countries where the situation is being monitored, the portal announced, without giving details.