Jet2, TUI, Ryanair and British Airways: Covid test prices compared for vacation travel
The Covid test is now an additional part of pre-holiday planning, with most countries including Greece, Croatia and Portugal requiring proof of a negative PCR test result to allow tourists to enter the country.
In addition, the UK’s new traffic light system that identifies countries, green, amber and red, also comes with its own requirements, including pre-departure testing and PCR testing once you are in. back to UK, once if it was a green destination. but several times whether it was orange or red.
Prices for these tests can be quite high, starting at £ 120, which could force families to hand over a lot of money for multiple tests.
Fortunately, a number of airlines have already gotten discounted tests for their passengers, such as Ryanair, British Airways and easyJet offering cheaper PCR tests at almost half the price.
Here is an updated list of testing costs for each airline below:
Jet2 has partnered with third-party vendors to offer discounted testing starting at £ 75.
Cheaper tests can be obtained through the “Manage my booking” section, which will allow you to arrange a test before your vacation.
Full details can be found on the Jet2 website.
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Much like easyJet, Ryanair has also worked with Randox Health to get discounted home PCR test kits for £ 120 instead of £ 240.
The airline offers two types of travel packs, a green and an orange.
Green packs are £ 120, with a 50% discount from £ 240 and include a pre-departure PCR test and a two-day PCR test pack. To get the discount you must use the code RYANGREEN.
The orange pack costs £ 180 using the discount code RYANAMBER and includes a pre-departure PCR test and a day two and eight PCR test pack.
Full details can be found on the Ryanair website.
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Tui offers exclusive testing packages after teaming up with government authorized Chronomics vendors.
They offer extremely affordable testing at just £ 20 per person with a delivery and return charge for the test included in the price.
Full details can be found on Tui’s website.
Virgin Atlantic doesn’t have a specific discount for passengers, but it does have a list of recommended suppliers – you can see that at virginatlantic.com.
It is crucial when booking a stay that you take out travel insurance.
The uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic increases the risk of cancellation.
If you’re booking a vacation for 2021, there are steps you can take to make sure your trip is protected.
Making sure your vacation is protected by Atol is the most important step – which often means you will be fully refunded in the event of cancellation or other issues.
Some travel insurance companies only offer quotes to international destinations for travel starting after May 17, 2021.
Confused.com has stated that if you travel against government advice, you will not be covered by any travel insurance policy you purchase.
However, the insurance operator is offering deals for travelers after May 17 – with the cheapest policy in Europe priced at £ 2.59.
Money Supermarket compares offers from multiple vendors and travelers can get one-time travel cover from £ 4.71.
Meanwhile, Travel Supermarket compares over 400 policies from over 30 major travel insurance companies with coverage starting at £ 4.70.
Tui will allow you to modify your vacation up to 28 days before the vacation.
EasyJet will give you a full refund if you simply change your mind about going on vacation, provided you tell them up to 28 days before departure.
British Airways offers a number of pre-departure tests at a reduced price, as well as antigen test kits that can be taken abroad.
Radnox tests are available for £ 60 instead of £ 120, CityDoc tests can be purchased for £ 80 instead of £ 115 (as well as test kits for days two and eight when you are back in the UK for £ 170 instead of £ 205.), Halo is testing for £ 89 and up.
The airline has also secured discounts at a number of test centers and airports in the UK. All details are available at ba.com.
Thomas Cook has also gotten a discount with Randox and is offering cheaper PCR tests for £ 60, up from £ 120. More information can be found on the Thomas Cook website.