Which? responds as government makes PCR tests mandatory for all travellers returning to England

Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, said: 

“Travellers will understand the rationale behind the government’s decision to reintroduce mandatory PCR tests for those returning to England.

“However, as Which? research has consistently shown, the private testing market isn’t fit for purpose – with serious implications not just for travellers but public health more generally. Testing firms have struggled to provide tests on time over the past year, so it is hard to have confidence they will be able to cope with this spike in demand at short notice.

“Now that the government has taken the decision to make PCR tests mandatory, it must take steps to properly regulate the marketplace and implement the CMA’s recommendations so that consumers can have confidence they are booking with a provider they can rely on.”

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