Covid-19: Cheaper travel tests to start on 24 October
Fully vaccinated international passengers arriving in England from countries not on the red list can take a cheaper and quicker lateral flow test from 24 October instead of the PCR version, the government has announced.
Those who have been vaccinated, and most under-18s, can take a lateral flow test on or before day two of their arrival into the UK.
The change will come into effect for those returning from half-term breaks, with Covid-19 tests available to book through private providers listed on the government’s website.
The Department of Health and Social Care said that the tests can be booked from 22 October and passengers must upload a photo of their test to verify their results as soon as possible. Anyone who tests positive will need to self-isolate and take …
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