The Balearic Islands have been removed from the Scottish Government’s green international travel list following an increase in cases.

Just over a fortnight ago the archipelago were one of a small number of destinations added to the green travel list.

The Scottish Government has today confirmed that Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca will be moved to the country’s amber travel list.

It said the decision will take effect from 4am on Monday, July 19 was reached on a four nations basis and follows an announcement earlier from the UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

The change will potentially spark a rush for holidaymakers to return to avoid the need to quarantine.

Scotland’s Minister for Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform Mairi McAllan said: “From the outset we have said caution is required regarding international travel and people should think very carefully about travelling abroad as situations can suddenly change.

“When we added the Balearic Islands to the green list we said we would be closely monitoring the data, and the increase in cases we have seen means we now have to take it off the green list.”

The Balearic Islands and the British Virgin Islands have been moved to the amber list.

Bulgaria, Croatia, Hong Kong and Taiwan have been added to the green list and Cuba, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sierra Leone have been moved to the red list.