Luxembourg follows Spain onto England's quarantine list from midnight

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Passengers arrive at Son Sant Joan airport on the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain, Monday, July 27, 2020. Britain has put Spain back on its unsafe list and announced Saturday that travelers arriving in the U.K. from Spain must now quarantine for 14 days. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)

A 14-day quarantine on travellers arriving in England from Luxembourg is to be imposed from midnight tonight, after the tiny Duchy became the second European state after Spain to be removed from the exemption list amid fears of a second wave of coronavirus from the continent.

The renewed controls on Luxembourg are expected to be formally announced late on Thursday - just hours before coming into effect.

The move brings England in line with Scotland, where First Minister Nicola Sturgeon imposed a self-isolation requirement on arrivals from Luxembourg earlier in the day.

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