On Twitter he posted: “Data shows we need to remove PORTUGAL (minus the AZORES and MADEIRA), HUNGARY, FRENCH POLYNESIA and REUNION from the Travel Corridor list to keep everyone safe. If you arrive in England from these destinations after 4am Saturday, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.”

Data for Portugal released today by the PC Agency shows that Portugal now registers 28.3 cases per 100,000 over the past seven days and 51.3 cases per 100,000 over the past 14 days. This pushes Portugal far above the level of 20, previously stated by the UK government as the threshold for being on the quarantine list.

Already Scotland and Wales have removed Portugal from the safe list of countries to travel to.