The Press Association has published some of its predictions for today’s green list announcement.
Paul Charles, chief executive of travel consultancy The PC Agency, forecast that Malta and the Portuguese island of Madeira will be put on the UK’s green list.
He said he is “not expecting more than five countries to be added“, despite data indicating that “more are eligible”.
Robert Boyle, former director of strategy at British Airways’ parent company IAG, noted that several amber list countries have lower case rates than the UK, such as Malta, Poland, Germany, Moldova, Finland, Italy, Canada and the US.
But he added: “There were several countries that ought to have been added (to the green list) at the last review based on their case rates, and none were.
“So whether the traffic lights will remain stuck on amber/red at the next review is anyone’s guess at this point.”