Delays in reopening schools. (Photo Credit: MoD/Crown)

Tough new rules are travel rules are expected to be introduced with an update on education.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will lead a Downing Street press conference at 5pm, Number 10 has said.

He will be joined by England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty, and NHS England boss Sir Simon Stevens.

The briefing is expected to outline details of tough new travel rules for the UK, including an announcement on mandatory hotel quarantine.

An update is expected on when schools will reopen in England.

Passengers arriving in England from high-risk coronavirus hotspots look are set to be placed under a mandatory hotel quarantine order to limit the spread of new variants – though it’s not known if an announcement will be made at Tuesday’s press conference.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will discuss the proposals with senior ministers at the “Covid Operations” committee today.

Reports have suggested arrivals in England would have to cover the price of quarantining in hotels for 10 days, potentially setting them back more than £1,000.

The BBC report that the requirement to isolate in a hotel would apply to arrivals from most of southern Africa and South America, as well as Portugal.

Vaccines Minister, Nadhim Zahawi warned that the country needs to be “very careful” as new strains emerge, and said that an announcement on the quarantine plans would be “made later today.”