The People's Forum
[ Post a Response | The People's Forum ]
We are heading to London in just under 2 weeks for a few nights…..
This new rule has pulled a rug from under our plans for the first couple of days. But if we can get a quick turnaround test it can be mitigated. We might ( at expense ) have to come a day earlier and do a next day test, but I am hoping one of the companies who do 3 hour PCR before departure add that option for arrival soon so am waiting a few days to see what transpires.
The other thing that is new is doing a PCR on arrival but not pre departure. This is potentially risky. If you have ( unknowingly? ) had covid in the last 90 days it’s not recommended to take a PCR test as they can continue test positive long after you recover. LFT not so. So given the number of colds that have gone around our family since end of summer we might voluntarily do one before departure. I mean what do you do if you visit a country for a few days and unexpectedly test positive on arrival? https://www.gavi.org/vaccineswork/how-long-after-i-get-covid-19-will-i-test-negative
Thanks for the information from earlier today. As I understand it from the government website coming back from Europe, you can have the lateral flow or the PCR. I don't find anywhere online which offers the lateral flow test however (which is what I would chose as it is cheaper). You need to get a reference number for the UK passenger locator which you get online when you book the PCR but I can't find anywhere that does the lateral flow so. It's the ultimate catch 22. Have companies just stopped doing them to make more money? Can anybody help??? Thanks.