Travellers to England able to take lateral flow Covid tests from 24 October
Covid-19: Cheaper travel tests to start on 24 October
By Joseph Lee
New rules allowing travellers returning to England to take lateral flow tests instead of more expensive PCR tests will come into force on 24 October.
The government says the changes will take effect in time for families returning from half term breaks.
Fully vaccinated passengers will be told to upload photos of their Covid-19 tests for verification.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said it would make travel easier and simpler.
The travel industry had said it was vital to make the changes to the Covid travel tests in time for the half term holiday.
Tim Alderslade, chief executive of Airlines UK, said: "This is great news and we're pleased to get it over the line …
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