By Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline
Published: 11:43 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 11:43 BST, 15 September 2020
Britons travelling to the European Union could soon face quarantine on arrival across the board as countries consider whether to adopt a standardised threshold for imposing self-isolation rules.
The European Commission is pushing member states to adopt its recently published 'traffic light' quarantine system so that the entire bloc uses the same criteria for restricting travel.
The EU's system would see quarantine measures applied to all arrivals from countries which have more than 50 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people over the previous two weeks and a positive test rate above three per cent.
A recent surge in cases means the UK currently has an infection rate of 51.1 per 100,000 and a positive test rate of six per cent - both above the EU's threshold.
Ireland is expected to announce its new quarantine rules today with reports suggesting Dublin will adopt the European Commission's approach.
The European Commission wants European countries to adopt a standardised system for imposing quarantine on travellers. The threshold would be set at more than 50 cases per 100,000 people. A coronavirus test centre is pictured at Brussels Airport yesterday
The EU is proposing to introduce a standardised system for quarantine.
It would see arrivals from countries with a rate of more than 50 cases per 100,000 told to