Travel corridors: Air bridge list extended- the FIVE new countries you can visit

It has been suggested regional air bridges may be a possibility since areas in Portugal are virtually covid-free.

This way, Brits would be able to go to and from areas with low infection rates such as the Algarve and Madeira.

Other countries absent are the US, Sweden, Brazil, Russia, Iran, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China.

The Department for Transport has said the approved destinations pose “a reduced risk to the public health of UK citizens”, but the list will be kept “under constant review”.