Sumary of Travel industry ‘likely to offer UK holidaymakers free Covid tests’:
- A travel industry expert has predicted that many tour operators and travel companies will start to offer free Covid tests to holidaymakers.
- The firm has teamed up with government-backed testing provider Collinson to provide free Covid tests – to those living in England and Northern Ireland only – for departures in 2021, in time for October half-term.
- ” In May, On the Beach announced that it would not sell summer holidays from June to August because of the uncertainty around travel.
- A quarter of people who are not planning holidays this year said they would be more likely to book if they were offered free Covid tests.
- A spokesperson said: “These tests are known for being a bit on the pricey side, but if you book a 2021 flight-inclusive package holiday to Spain, the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Greece or Cyprus with us before the end of September, we’ll get you your tests for free.