A supply instructed the Telegraph the measure was mentioned at a gathering as a part of a evaluate into worldwide journey.
If the nation is added to the pink record it means travellers returning to the UK shall be required to finish resort quarantine for 10 days.
There are issues the South African variant is extra proof against vaccines than different strains.
“They’re frightened concerning the South African variant as a result of they assume it escapes the vaccine, though they don’t have proof of that but,” a authorities supply stated.
“It seems to be why a whole lot of international locations in Africa and the Center East are on the pink record regardless of low prevalence charges.”
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps stated measures for the Balearics have been being upgraded on account of case charges having doubled since they have been added to the inexperienced record on June 30.
Travelling to international locations on the amber lists entails self isolating for 10 days after returning residence.
Nevertheless, additionally from Monday, passengers who’re absolutely vaccinated is not going to must self isolate after getting back from an amber record nation, nevertheless they may nonetheless have to supply proof of a damaging Covid-19 PCR check.
The British Virgin Islands in addition to the Balearic Islands will each be moved to the amber record from 4am on Monday July 19.
In the meantime Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Croatia and Taiwan shall be added to the inexperienced record from Monday.
Cuba, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sierra Leone shall be added to the pink record.