Which? comments as government confirms traffic light system for restarting international travel

Rory Boland, Editor of Which? Travel, said:

“The government’s plans to use a traffic light system to safely restart international travel will be welcome news to both industry and holidaymakers, but crucial details are still outstanding. With mandatory testing set to continue for all destinations, the cost of private tests mean millions risk being priced out of travel – so the government must urgently look at ways to reduce these costs before it reopens international travel.

“With the government confirming countries will move between the red, amber and green lists, it is also crucial that travellers know that they won’t be left out of pocket when changes do take place. We’re likely to face a summer of further disruption as health situations fluctuate, so airlines and holiday companies should be upfront about the risks and the disruption their flexible booking policies do and don’t cover.”

Notes to editors:
1) How much does a Covid-19 test cost to travel to France, Greece, Spain, Italy and the US?