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New test regulations for entering England take effect

Travelers entering England who are fully vaccinated will now be able to take a lateral flow test rather than a PCR test which is more expensive.

After the new rules went into effect on October 24, customers will be able to save money while traveling.

Holidaymakers with double jabs who arrive in England from countries, not on the UK’s red list can now opt for a lateral flow test rather than a PCR test.

Rather than the standard Covid-19 PCR, lateral flow tests must be performed as soon as feasible on the day of arrival in England or before the end of a passenger’s second day, according to the government.

The cheaper tests may now be purchased from a list of private providers on GOV.UK for as little as £22 according to NorthantsLive.

Because NHS Test and Trace lateral flow tests cannot be utilized for overseas travel, testing must be purchased from a government-approved commercial source.
A PCR test, on the other hand, can still be used, thus individuals who have already purchased the test will not be disadvantaged.

Passengers must snap a photo of their lateral flow test and the booking reference provided by the private provider and submit it back to them to validate the result, according to the new rules.

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