easyJet boss hits out at cost of tests.
The Metro leads with the headline “Foreign Hols to Costa Packet”, reporting that the easyJet chief, Johan Lundgren, believes that foreign hols could be out of the question this summer for all but the most wealthy families.
This is because it has emerged that the government plans that travellers returning from even the low-risk or “green” countries will have to pay for at least two UK coronavirus tests. “Which” puts the cost of pre-departure PCR test at £120 and a two-test package upon returning home at £190 – this being the minimum required for for travelling to and from most destinations, with some requiring more.
Lundgren suggested that the expensive PCR test should be scrapped for low risk destinations in favour of the cheaper lateral flow tests.
The Global Travel Taskforce is due to report on Monday on the reopening of non-essential travel which is currently proposed for May 17.
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