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Nearly half of British adults view the cost of COVID-19 testing as a barrier to travel

  With foreign travel set to resume next week, several travel companies are making summer bookings more affordable by offering lower prices on COVID-19 test packages. But just days before the government announcedthe countries that would qualify for quarantine-free travel for British travellers, one of the world’s largest travel and tour operators announced it would offer COVID-19 testing packages starting at £20 . While TUI is not the first firm to provide affordable testing packages for people going to countries on the UK’s COVID-19 travel list, the German-based travel group’s offering is certainly the cheapest so far (the cost of a PCR test ranges between £60 to £160). The move comes at a time when roughly half of British adults (47%) view the financial costs of COVID-19 tests to be a barrier to international travel, according to new polling conducted by YouGov.  International travel is back on the agenda for the UK starting 17 May, but it’ll emerge in a different form than we’ve eve .. Full story on 

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