Which? responds to the news the government is expected to announce changes to the travel system

Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, said:

“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. Steps to bring down the price of testing and provide greater clarity as to the current travel system would be welcomed by anyone hoping to book a holiday or travel abroad to visit family and friends.

“Regardless of whether the rules change for double-vaccinated travellers returning to the UK, ministers must still implement the competition regulator’s recommendations about the PCR testing system to ensure affordable and reliable tests are available for those who need them.

“With more destinations potentially opening up for international travel, it’s important to book with a provider with flexible booking options that will refund you 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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