Islands in the Cape Verde archipelago have entered a ‘state of calamity’, which means all cultural, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities have closed.
State of calamity is the second highest, after state of emergency, under Cape Verde’s civil protection rules.
The islands are on the UK Government’s red list, which means that holidaymakers must pay to quarantine in a hotel when they return home.
The Foreign Office is also advising against non-essential travel to Cape Verde.
The state of calamity will last until further notice.
Despite this, Cape Verde’s borders remain open, but arrivals must present a negative COVID test result.