British tourists returning from countries including France, the Netherlands and Malta will be required to self-isolate for 14 days from today after the nations were removed from the UK's quarantine exemption list.
The new measures, which came into force at 4am, saw tens of thousands of holidaymakers make last-ditch bids to return home , with tickets for planes, trains and ferries snapped up at increased prices .
Theatres, casinos and bowling alleys will be allowed to reopen from this weekend, while "close contact" beauty treatments can resume. Socially distanced audiences will return to indoor venues, while wedding receptions of up to 30 people will also be permitted.
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