Britain opting to close all travel corridors and prevent quarantine-free travel from Monday leads many of the Saturday papers.
The Times leads with the headline “Britain shuts its borders”, writing the move was taken following fears over new Covid variants.
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) January 15, 2021
The Daily Telegraph also leads on Boris Johnson’s announcement, with the Prime Minister saying all travellers into the UK must enter quarantine, with a similar story leading The Guardian.
The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) January 15, 2021
Guardian front page, Saturday 16 January 2020: UK shuts all travel corridors in bid to curb Covid variants pic.twitter.com/Gr6ugOhqvC
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 15, 2021
The i writes about “Fortress Britain”, while The Sun says “mutant bugs” caused the Prime Minister to introduce stricter regulations.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) January 15, 2021
— The Sun (@TheSun) January 15, 2021
The Daily Express says the “border crackdown” was a “dramatic move”, while the Daily Star mocks up a picture of Transport Secretary Grant Shapps who said he was the “last person” people should take travel advice from.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) January 15, 2021
— Daily Star (@dailystar) January 15, 2021
The Financial Times focuses on a different aspect of the Covid crisis, leading with news of a “landmark victory” for insurance policyholders as businesses can claim for Covid-related losses.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) January 15, 2021
The Daily Mirror leads with a report from the ICU at a Wolverhampton hospital.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) January 15, 2021
And the Daily Mail says the Duke of Sussex has a broken heart following his rift with the Royal Family.