Are you looking to travel abroad and find the cheapest PCR Covid-19 tests? The Government’s traffic light system remains has been changed since September 22nd, reducing the number of red list countries and removing the amber country list altogether.

Vaccinated travellers only have to book a day 2 PCR test and complete a passenger locator form for international travel whereas those who are unvaccinated must take a pre-departure test, pay for day 2 and day 8 PCR tests and self isolate for 10 days.

Covid-19 testing is still required and Holidays can be expensive, especially now with additional testing costs but with airlines, airports and the high street are offering cheap PCR tests, and we have listed some of the cheapest options available.

Cheap PCR Tests for Travel: Frequently Asked Questions

A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detects Coronavirus’s RNA. Resulting in the test being the most effective to determine current infection.

Patients with Coronavirus usually show as positive by PCR testing up to 2 days before symptoms show. If you show symptoms, you need a PCR test.

The PCR test is the ‘gold standard’ test for diagnosing Covid-19 as it’s the most reliable and accurate test.

Where Can I Find the Cheapest PCR Tests from Airlines?

Whilst covering the costs of PCR Covid-19 tests, it’s important to know where you can find the most reliable yet cheapest tests.

Here is all you need to know!

VIRGIN ATLANTIC COVID-19 TESTS

Virgin Atlantic offers many discounted self-testing PCR tests through Project Screen by Prenetics. However, you must confirm the destination you are travelling to accepts self-testing as opposed to in-person testing.

Here are some of their cheapest tests:

They also offer bundles where you can save up to £10 by purchasing tests altogether:

Project Screen by Prenetics also exclaimed,

“If your destination changes its entry requirements to a lower-costing test, we’ll refund the difference and if the cost increases, we’ll only charge you the difference.”

RYANAIR COVID-19 TESTS

Everyone loves a discount! Ryanair has released a “FLYRYANAIR” discount code with Randox giving you £5 off Randox’s home PCR testing kits. It is important to double-check the destination you are travelling to accepts self-testing results.

Ryanair Tests

EASYJET COVID-19 TESTS

EasyJet works with multiple testing supplies however their cheapest provider is once again, Randox with home kits available from £43 when using the discount code “easyjet2021”.

BRITISH AIRWAYS COVID-19 TESTS

British Airways links to multiple PCR Covid-19 test providers supplying both home-testing kits and in-person testing kits. The cheapest kit is supplied by Eurofins, costing £40 after the BA discount code “BA2021”

Eurofins also offers an additional feature, presenting an interactive map showing sampling stations in many countries including, Germany, Spain, UK and Brazil. It also gives you the option to filter your results depending on which test you are opting for.

British Airways Tests

JET2 COVID-19 TESTS

Jet2 also works with multiple Covid-19 test suppliers with discounts available for some. They offer tests for pre-departure, return, day 2 and day 8 testing etc.

Here is an example of some return Covid-19 tests on offer. A great feature is the TrustPilot rating they include within their chart, which in some cases will provide security and reassurance on tests the public are purchasing.

TUI COVID-19 TESTS

Tui offers a list of providers for testing such as Klarity, Screen4 and Randox each with highly competitive prices, Chronomics comes out on top with their antigen (rapid flow) home testing kit costing only £15pp. These prices are reflected similarly for returning to the UK as well.

Alternative PCR Test Providers

When you purchase one of the below, you will receive a “Fit to Fly” certificate that you can use at airports, train stations or ferry terminals.

Cheap PCR Providers

Health secretary Sajid Javid commented:

“Too many providers are acting like cowboys and that needs to stop. The public should be allowed to enjoy their summer holidays without having to face excessive costs or anxiety”.

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