FAMILIES could be forced to fork out £600 for Covid tests to go abroad on holiday this summer – even if the destination is on the “green” list.
But under this plan, each traveller has to take at least two tests on holidays to fly to a low-risk “green” destination.
For those planning to go abroad, arranging pre-departure tests could add at least £400 to the cost of a holiday abroad for a family of four, while the second post-arrival test could put on a further £200.
It comes as daily Covid cases fell to their lowest level since mid-September on Good Friday – as the infection toll increased by 3,402 today.
In the last 24 hours, 52 coronavirus deaths were recorded – bringing the total number of Covid deaths in the UK to 126,816.
Yesterday four new countries were also added to the government’s “travel red list” amid a spike in coronavirus cases.
International travellers from the Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya and Bangladesh will be refused entry into England from April 19 – as the UK’s coronavirus R rate rose as high as one.
Only people with British and Irish citizenship – or residence rights in the UK – will be allowed to enter England from next Friday.
But Brits who do arrive from these countries will be required to self-isolate in a government-approved hotel quarantine facility for 10 days – costing £1,750 per person.
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