Priti Patel told a virtual conference of government lawmaker that UK would “stop those who come here illegally making endless legal claims to remain.”
Matt Hancock made the announcement on Thursday.
Some travellers have asked for clarity after Wales and Scotland imposed a 14-day quarantine for arrivals from Portugal, while England did not.
24hr Citroen 2CV race fails to match Le Mans for pace, but provides plenty of action
A St Bernard dog in England decided it was payback time and called in a rescue team to get her off the mountain
Defender Jack Charlton played alongside brother Bobby in England's victorious 1966 side and as a manager took Ireland to three major tournaments.
The blood test determines, via the presence of antibodies, whether a person has already had COVID-19.
Celebrations for St George's Day are low key in a normal year. They are inevitably even quieter during a coronavirus lockdown.
Britain's diplomatic mission in Brussels sent an employee out early on Saturday to change the building's nameplate to read "UK Mission to the European Union", signalling its new non-member status.
Hillsborough football disaster police chief found not guilty
Severe flood warnings have been issued in England as flooding continues to force people from their homes
Two second-half tries saw South Africa accelerate away from England to win the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
England players fanned out across the pitch as the All Blacks delivered the traditional challenge, but rules say they must not cross the halfway line.