Sumary of ‘Ripped off’ holidaymakers spend £1billion on compulsory Covid tests with ‘no regulation’:
- Every British holidaymaker has to take a pre-departure test before returning home to the UK from a destination on the Government’s amber list.
- Compulsory Covid tests have cost holidaymakers at least £1.1billion this summer as international travel started to pick up.
- The average cost of a Government approved PCR test is £93, adding a huge bill to every tourist’s holiday.
- Countries on the Government’s amber list include popular summer holiday destinations such as Greece, Portugal, Spain and France.
- Some testing companies have taken advantage of the tough travel restrictions to force tourists to pay huge sums to reenter the UK.DON’T MISSThe research does not include people who arrived from outside Europe or those who arrived by other methods of travel, such as the Eurostar or ferries.
- “A whole summer has gone by with consumers being ripped off with tests they don’t need at sky-high prices.