The UK’s larget holiday operator, Tui has announced that they are to offer the the £120 PCR Covid test for just £20 to holidaymakers to “make travel a possibility.”
Typically a PCR test costs £120, but Tui said its cheapest package will be availabel for only £20 which will have the lateral flow test as well as the PCR trest.
Under the government’s travel requirements people are legally required to take the tests when returning from or too England from green list countries.
Tui has said that people who are not travelling from a green list country and are coming back from an amber list destination will have to purchase the a £50 package which contains an additional PCR test.
The holiday operator said they are “subsidising the cost of testing to help customers travel again this summer.”
Tui has partnered with a Norwich based testing firm, Chronomics to offer the subsidised Covid tests, and several other travel firms are offering them at £60.
Andrew Flintham, Tui’s managing director for the UK and Ireland said, “We have always believed that cost-effective testing solutions, as well as maximum flexibility, will make travel a possibility this summer and beyond.
“Our research has shown that customers are looking forward to their much-needed holiday overseas, but affordable and easy testing solutions was imperative to make this a reality.
“The four new exclusive testing packages have been developed with our customers in mind; they’re offered at greatly reduced prices, include certification to travel and will be a simple process from start to finish.”