Jet2, easyJet, TUI, British Airways, Ryanair: the last costs of PCR tests for green and orange list destinations before the rule change of July 19
Millions of Britons will be able to travel abroad without quarantine from Monday July 19 as new rules are introduced for international travel.
From tomorrow, anyone who has had a double bite more than 14 days before travel will be able to avoid having to self-isolate when visiting Orange List countries.
This opens up much of Europe and beyond for the first time since March 2020.
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There are 29 countries on the current green list – many with their own travel rules – but there are 139 destinations, including Spain, Italy and Portugal, on the orange list.
The changes do not guarantee a hassle-free trip and a quarantine may be required upon entry to some countries, but it does give UK holidaymakers many more options.
Instead of having to quarantine, travelers will be required to take a test before departure, three days before return and no later than the second day of their return.
The rule changes only apply to those who have had both vaccines, and those under 18 are exempt from the changes as they are not eligible for a vaccination at this point.
This also only applies to those who have received their vaccines from the NHS and residents of the UK.
The cost of the tests must also be paid by the person traveling, which means there will be an additional bill for people traveling this year.
However, to encourage passengers to return to the skies after a year of lockdown, many airlines have made deals to save passengers money on their tests.
We’ve rounded up the latest airline deals and deals for PCR testing.
Jet2 offers a number of options to customers, with discount codes for testing from Collinson and Randox vendors.
Pre-booked in-person testing and home testing are available.
PCR testing costs £ 43 each, day two and eight testing packages start at £ 86 and return UK testing starts at £ 25.
Lateral flow and antigen assays are also available.
More information can be found at the Jet2 website.
TUI offers discounted Chronomics test packages starting at £ 20 per person.
A £ 60 package for the Green List includes a PCR test for entry, a side flow test to return to the UK and a PCR test for the second day after landing at home would include all tests required for most destinations.
More information can be found on the UTI website.
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British Airways also lists a number of suppliers – although specific prices are not included on their website.
The website says most will cost between £ 50 and £ 75 per PCR test – although some from Randox will cost less than £ 50.
Options include home testing, a clinic in London, and airport testing.
Discount codes are also available for 12 suppliers, with full details available on the British Airways website.
EasyJet is offering discounted Randox testing, meaning testing will start at £ 43 each.
Collinson is also offering 20% off to EasyJet customers with a discount code.
All details are available on the EasyJet website.
Ryanair also offers discounted Randox tests, with £ 5 off, meaning prices start at £ 43 per test.
They also offer the package including a pre-departure test and a second day PCR test for £ 86.
There is also an Orange List travel pack that includes an 8 day test for £ 129.
All details can be found on the Ryanair website.
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