Which? responds to the government’s published list of lateral flow test providers for travel

Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, said: 

“It is completely unacceptable that the government has released a list of testing providers which yet again misleads travellers. The government has had months to make sure this list was accurate, but instead it features providers advertising prices lower than the true cost, several firms that don’t even sell the correct test and is allowing providers to self-certify they meet requirements.

“Problems that consumers have faced with the PCR testing market have been well-documented so it’s inexcusable these issues have been repeated for the lateral flow testing system.

“The government must implement the CMA’s recommendations for both the PCR and lateral flow testing markets and take swift action against any rogue test providers.”