Thousands of Britons on holiday in France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba are racing back home before quarantine restrictions are implemented in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The race against time comes as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) announced last night that a further six countries are to be removed from the travel corridor list as the number of Covid-19 cases increases in those specific countries.

While the FCO is not advising those already in France and the other exempt countries to leave as a matter of urgency, holidaymakers are keen to get back to the UK to avoid having to self-isolate for 14-days on their return.

Those currently in any of the countries affected by the change in advice should be aware that most travel insurance policies will continue to provide cover until you return home unless you are on an extended trip (away for over 28 days).

Those who are on an extended trip should contact their travel insurance provider in the first instance to discuss what options are available to them, failure to do so, could invalidate their travel insurance.

Holidaymakers who are forced to quarantine on their return to the UK should be aware that travel insurance does not offer cover for any expenses you incur as a result of mandatory quarantine, for example loss of earnings.