Travellers arriving in the United Kingdom from 8 June will have to tell the authorities where they will be staying and face spot checks to ensure they quarantine themselves for fourteen days, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has confirmed.
Road hauliers and medical officials entering the country in relation to work to combat the pandemic would be exempt, as well as those arriving from the common travel area of the Republic of Ireland.
Those in quarantine will not be allowed to accept visitors, unless they are providing essential support, and should not go out to buy food or other essentials where they can rely on others, said the Home Office.
Greece's long-awaited tourist season will begin on June 15 with the opening of seasonal hotels and the arrival of the first foreign visitors, while global flights will begin heading directly for holiday destinations from July 1.
Spanish passengers arriving in France will be asked to quarantine for two weeks from Monday, it added.
Arrivals may be contacted regularly during the 14-day period, and they will also face random checks to ensure compliance.
Patel told a news conference that the government advice remained "very clear: nothing but essential travel" outside the country.
Mr Lewis said the policy would be reviewed every three weeks.
Those who breached the quarantine in England could be fined STG1000 ($A1800) and spot checks would be carried out by health and border officials.
Victoria Bacon from ABTA, the travel industry trade body, told the BBC the government needs to come up with some "wider, more forward thinking" strategies for the industry.
He said: "As long as the quarantine is in place then nobody is going to be flying any more than we have today, which is only about 5,000 passengers daily, when normally we would expect at this time of year almost a quarter of a million passengers".
There will be a fine of £100 for failure to complete the form, and the Border Force will have the power to refuse entry to non-UK citizens who do not comply with the new regulations.
Chairing the Downing Street briefing, Patel said passengers will need to provide their contact and travel information so they can be traced if infections arise. Travellers returning from overseas will face fines of at least £1,000 if they fail to stay under quarantine for two weeks, it was announced. "What we are seeking to do is control the spread of the virus because we do not want a second wave of this virus".
But the measure was not extended to travellers from every country.
Several exceptions to the quarantine rule exist in France, including travellers in transit towards a third country, airline crew, long haul truck drivers, seasonal workers from border countries and those with important family reasons (funeral, joint custody).
"We are introducing these new measures now to keep the transmission rate down and prevent a devastating second wave".