Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, said:
“Travellers were let down badly during the summer by a dysfunctional travel testing system that left people facing rip-off prices or paying rogue providers for test kits and results that arrived late or not at all. With just six weeks until the half-term break, people need clarity on whether they need to pay for private PCR tests for upcoming trips abroad.
“The government must urgently announce its plans for the travel testing system to end the uncertainty for millions of people who may be trying to make plans for holidays or to visit friends and family. Regardless of whether the rules change for double-vaccinated travellers returning to the UK, ministers must act now on the competition regulator’s recommendations for PCR testing to ensure consumers are protected properly and bring down the often extortionate cost of tests, with price caps if necessary.”