Martin Lewis has posted some important money saving tips for all vacationers.
The UK government eased travel restrictions last week, so results of rapid lateral flow tests are now accepted for double-hit jet-setters returning to the country.
Previously, fully vaccinated travelers had to pay for the more expensive PCR test as a second day check after returning to England.
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Britons still can’t use free NHS tests – and the Money Saving Expert has shared advice on how to find the cheapest Covid tests.
Figures compiled by the finance guru’s team show that the price for the lateral flow test ranges from £ 15 to £ 35.
The Tui home test kit is the cheapest, while Heathrow Airport and the in-person Express test are on the higher end of the spectrum.
The money-saving expert says the team selected a group of well-known suppliers, due to their accessibility across the UK.
The advice read: “We have focused on testing with well-known providers, which are widely available across the UK – you may be able to find a cheaper test provider locally, although it is important to verify that it is on the list approved by the UK government, and has decent reviews. “
The financial expert’s team also shared tips for unvaccinated travelers – who still have to purchase a more expensive pre-departure test and PCR test on the second and eighth day of travel.
Figures from the money-saving expert show that it may be cheaper to buy the day two and day eight test packages as a bundle, ranging from £ 50 to £ 207.
The Tui home test kit is the cheapest, while the Virgin Atlantic control is the most expensive – although it does include an outbound PCR.
Unvaccinated travelers must also self-isolate for 10 days after returning to the UK. However, they may pay an additional fee for a “Test to Release” PCR test on the fifth day to shorten their quarantine period.
Prices for this test range from £ 43 to £ 125. The cheapest offer is a Randox Health home test kit – or in person at Liverpool One or London Waterloo. The most expensive is with the Citydoc private testing – which is in person at Moorgate and London Bridge.
You can find full details of Martin Lewis’s advice on how to get the cheapest private coronavirus tests for travel here.
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