Which? responds to the government’s changes to PCR testing for travel and the traffic light system

Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, said:

“Bringing down the cost of testing and removing some of the inconvenience of travelling overseas will be welcomed by people hoping to book holidays or visit friends and family abroad.

“Travellers were let down badly during the summer by a confusing traffic light system and a dysfunctional PCR testing market that left them exposed to extortionate prices and unreliable providers. The government must ensure the same problems do not re-emerge if demand for lateral flow tests increases.

“With more destinations opening up for international travel, it’s important to book with a provider with flexible booking or the option of a refund if travel restrictions change at the last minute. Which?’s holiday travel checker tool compares and rates holiday providers according to their Covid travel cancellation and refund policies – so you can find the providers with the most flexible booking policies.”


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