Between 20 and 30 destinations are likely to be on the green list when international travel becomes legal on 17 May, according to an industry insider.
The government is set to launch a traffic light system for travel whereby countries are graded as red, amber or green depending on their risk level, with restrictions to match.
Green countries will have the lightest restrictions, with no quarantine required on arrival back into the UK.
Paul Charles, CEO of travel consultancy The PC Agency, has revealed he believes it’s “highly likely 20-30 countries could be green from the outset.”
In his latest blog post, Mr Charles said that “high level sources” had shared that every country in Europe would be either amber or green initially.
He estimated that the following countries could be designated green right from the off: Israel, Barbados, Morocco, Maldives, Seychelles, Grenada, St Lucia, Antigua and the British Overseas Territories of Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, Falkland Islands and St Helena.
Mr Charles also predicted that the US “will go green before 4 July, Independence Day, as Biden reopens borders to the British as part of a reciprocal deal…