Doubts about vacations and trips abroad persist prior to the government’s April 5 review of the Global Travel Taskforce.
At the moment, a non-essential trip abroad for British citizens is prohibited until May 17th at the earliest. Even so, thousands of people across Europe have booked vacations in the hopes of getting some summer sun later this year.
Many travel destinations require visitors to present a negative Covid test that was carried out prior to departure. However, sometimes this can cost hundreds of pounds, adding a huge extra cost to a vacation.
Some of the UK’s leading airlines and tour operators are now offering their customers special rates for Covid testing.
Tour operators and airlines like Jet2, easyJet and Tui charge between £ 70 and £ 84 for Covid tests.
If necessary, you will receive a test if the travel ban is lifted.
A discounted Covid test booking is possible four weeks before the day of departure.
Now the PCR test (swab) costs £ 75 which is done by third party vendors with Jet2 customers and then gets a discount.
All information on booking the tests is provided via Jet2 website.
Anyone traveling from the UK can also get a special discount on PCR test kits easyJet.
The discounted test kit is available directly from Randox Health and can be taken at home before it is shipped for results. The test kit costs £ 72 which is after the discount code easyJet2021 is entered at the checkout.
Randox Health offers Covid-19 PCR home test kits that can be deposited at dispensing points across the UK and then sent directly to accredited laboratories.
Results should be available within 12 to 24 hours. The test kits should be purchased in good time before the start of the journey.
Passengers with the largest tour operator in the country Tui There are several methods available to get a test with a number of options.
The company’s preferred supplier, Screen4, offers kits for self-administered PCR tests for £ 70.
Once a trip is booked, vacationers can access a link to Screen4 website either manage by email or booking confirmation email. This link is available for both new and existing bookings.
Orders placed before 2 p.m. Monday to Friday will be dispatched the next day by the DPD courier service.
For a more expensive price, customers can purchase a test kit for £ 84 at Randox. This is a reduced price via the TUI code TUIDEC20, which can be purchased from the Randox test kit order page.
ExpressTest can conduct pre-flight tests for passengers at Birmingham Airport.
PCR tests with Fit to Fly certification are supposed to prove that a traveler has been screened for Covid-19. Results will be delivered by 10:00 p.m. the day after a test, but this could be the case Reception takes up to 48 hours.
A rapid side-flow antigen test should be performed no more than four hours prior to a flight. Customers are asked to allow sufficient time before their flight as they may have to queue at peak times.
The results take approximately 20 minutes and are sent via email. Customers who require an antigen test should book in advance through the ExpressTest booking website here.