Removing countries from the travel green list won't make a difference to travel agents as the amount of business is nearly 'non-existent' at the moment, according to an industry group.
The Irish Travel Agents Association says consumer confidence has never been as low, with most customers opting to delay their travel plans until 2021.
The Government took Cyprus, Malta, Gibraltar, Monaco and San Marino off the list yesterday, leaving 10 countries on it.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said it was necessary to cut the list because of the spread of the virus, and anyone travelling here from those countries will now have to restrict their movements for 14 days.
ITAA President Michael Doorley said most of the countries impacted aren't significant travel destinations for Irish tourists.
He explained: "Cyprus and Malta are interesting for holiday destinations, but the fact of the situation is that consumer confidence in travelling to any destination is low.
"Even taking those two popular ones off the list won't materially affect travel agents' business."
Mr Doorley noted that the level of business is currently "minimal, nearly non-existent".
He said: "Changing the green countries isn't going to generate any new business for travel agents.
"Consumer confidence in travel is at the lowest ebb ever, and our surveys would suggest consumers are putting off travel arrangements until next year.
"[The green list] announcement wouldn't shake the travel industry business: we just accept it's going to be a quiet year."
The Government last night also said that passenger locator forms for people arriving into the country are being moved online.
Cabinet agreed to increasing the public health presence in airports, as well as to implement greater enforcement of follow-up calls to check in with passengers.