Industry bosses have urged further clarity on when other holiday destinations could be added to the quarantine-free green list amid criticism the Government had been too cautious in its approach to unlocking international travel.
Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel are among just 12 destinations which will be on the green list from May 17 – with some countries on the list still not accepting holidaymakers.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the removal of the ban on international leisure travel was “necessarily cautious”, but sector leaders warned it could “delay the industry’s recovery”.
People returning to England from a green destination from May 17 will not be required to self-isolate and are only required to take one post-arrival coronavirus test.
The green list also features several remote British Overseas Territories and destinations where visits are heavily restricted, such as Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei and the Faroe Islands.
EasyJet boss Johan Lundgren said: “The decision to put so few European countries into the green tier is simply not justified…