Ministers will remove Spain from the government’s list of safe countries to travel to after the European country saw an increase in Covid-19 cases, the PA news agency understands.
The decision means that those returning from Spain will have to isolate themselves for two weeks after returning to England.
The Ministry of Transport and Transport is expected to make a formal announcement on Saturday.
In Spain, Catalonia became the newest region to crack down on nightlife, trying to stop new clusters of infection.
The wealthy northeastern region – home to Barcelona – ordered all nightclubs to close for 15 days and put a curfew on bars in the greater area of Barcelona and other towns around Lleida that have become infectious hot zones at midnight.
Spain has reported more than 900 new daily infections in the past two days, as authorities warn the country that 28,000 lives were lost before its outbreak could be brought under control, with the possible start of a second major outbreak.
The expected announcement about the removal of a so-called “airlift” with Spain comes only a day after five more countries have been added to the quarantine-free list for people traveling to England.
Anyone from Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines will not have to isolate themselves for two weeks upon arrival, the government confirmed Friday.
Popular holiday destinations, including Portugal, Thailand and the United States, remain noticeably absent.
The government said that people should continue to check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice and insurance policies before embarking on foreign travel.
Ministers had previously warned that corridors could be closed if coronavirus rates rose in other countries.
Travelers, even those from exempt destinations, still have to fill out a passenger finder form when they arrive in the UK.