Commenting on the updated green list, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said:
“Any extension of the green list is welcome, however small, but we also have to be realistic: this is not yet the meaningful restart the aviation industry needs to be able to recover from the pandemic.
“While this is not yet the vaccine dividend people in the UK had hoped for, it is welcome that government intends to exempt fully vaccinated travellers from quarantine.
“We urge the government to publish details on its plans and implement them as soon as possible to save what remains of the summer season.
“In the meantime, the overly cautious approach continues to have major financial impacts for airports.
“The Government should recompense aviation for the impact of that approach through significant sector-specific support. Unless more support is put in place, many jobs in aviation and travel will continue to be at risk.”