Tourism in Ireland will not see a recovery until at least next year despite travel restrictions being eased tomorrow, according to the Chair of the Tourism Recovery Task Force.
A 'green list' of countries deemed safe to travel to is due to be published tomorrow.
People arriving from those areas will not be asked to self-quarantine and restrict their movement for 14 days.
However, two leading experts have both voiced their concern about the list.
Dr Cillian De Gascun told Newstalk's On The Record with Gavan Reilly that publication of a 'green list' could lead to confusion and give people "mixed messages".
He conceded that there would be confusion for people who could be given "mixed messages" if the public health advice is to not travel overseas this summer while at the same time, the government is publishing a 'green list'.
Earlier, speaking on Newstalk Breakfast, Professor Sam McConkey also urged the government not to "repeat the mistakes" of February and March when guidelines on the easing of travel restrictions are published.
However, on the same programme, Chair of the Tourism Recovery Task Force Ruth Andrews said the list won't have a big impact on tourism recovery this summer.
She said: "Frankly, for the inbound tour operators, we're really looking to 2021 as being the year of recovery because we have lost so much this year.
"Even by opening some of the markets through the 'green list' this year, it's really coming too late in the year.
"As you can imagine people from overseas don't make decisions as staycationers can to travel within a few days."
Popular holiday destinations like Spain, Portugal and France are unlikely to feature on the list when it is published tomorrow.
Additionally, the Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said the US will not be on the travel list and Britain is also "unlikely" to make the cut.
Ms Andrews added that she doesn't expect a big influx of tourists like in previous years.
She said: "It [the 'green list'] doesn't turn the tap on by any means, and of course, we would be only looking to the markets that have similar levels of containment.
"Unfortunately, some of our primary markets are nowhere near that and therefore we're well aware of the fact that they cannot and will not be reopened at this time."