The travel trade has welcomed a number of new additions to the UK green list unveiled by the government, but argued much more needs to be done to help the sector.
The Balearic Islands, Malta, the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira and Barbados are among the destinations currently considered safe by officials.
Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, his department was working on plans to allow quarantine-free travel from amber list countries for people who were fully vaccinated.
However, no date was given for the roll-out of such a policy.
In ABTA chief executive, Mark Tanzer, said: “Every addition to the green list is welcome, but in reality – with several of these popular holiday destinations being placed on the green watchlist – this will not on its own deliver the meaningful restart of international travel that the industry desperately needs.
“If the government is going to continue to place such tight constraints on our ability to trade, we need them to commit to a package of tailored financial support for the sector, which recognises that the travel industry’s recovery will be slower than that in other sectors of the economy.
“Travel companies are facing increased furlough and business rates costs next week and – with travel to the…