Sumary of What do travellers need to do before going on holiday this summer?:
- Countries, a random assortment of places around the world including Gibraltar, Israel and Australia, requires visitors to present a negative test before departure back to the UK and one post-arrival PCR test, with no self-isolation necessary (provided the second test is negative)..
- However, whether these nations will admit British visitors is another issue entirely, and there will be certain hurdles to jump for entry, including providing negative PCR tests or proof of vaccination..
- Recommended Check the entry requirements Generally, holidaymakers will be expected to provide either proof of vaccination, proof of having recovered from Covid within a certain time frame or a negative PCR test taken typically within the three days before arrival..
- Madeira, for example, requires that all travellers who haven’t received two doses of a vaccine present a negative PCR test taken with 72 hours of travel and enter their details into the “Madeira Safe”.
- Get a PCR test If your holiday destination mandates a negative PCR test, sometimes called “Fit to Fly”, to be presented on arrival, this will typically need to be taken within 72 hours of arrival..
- The first port of call for an affordable test should be your airline or holiday company, which might offer discounted rates with a testing partner..
- For example, holiday firm Tui has partnered with Chronomics to offer bargain testing packages, while British Airways has partnered with Qured for its fliers..
- There are also testing clinics at UK airports, such as Collinson at Gatwick (£82.50) and Cignpost Express Test at Heathrow (£59), although do bear in mind PCR tests aren’t instant and will require usually at least 24 hours to be processed…