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MAll parents (53%) with teens say the cost of testing for their children prevents them from booking last-minute vacations, according to a survey by insurer Battleface.
All travelers aged 12 and over must have a PCR or lateral flow test before traveling to England from abroad. A PCR test is performed no later than day 2 of their arrival.
Many other countries also require travelers to provide proof of a negative Covid test taken within 48 hours of arrival – or in the case of France – 24 hours before arrival for those who are not. fully vaccinated. In addition, self-administered tests are not accepted.
European destinations, including France, Italy and Spain, consider full vaccination status to consist of being vaccinated with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a one-dose vaccine at least 14 days before arrival.
Data from Battleface also showed that almost half (47%) of UK adults with teenage children are unaware of the specific requirements for their children, if they are traveling with fully vaccinated parents / guardians.
Katie Crowe, Director of Communications, Battleface said:
The cost and complications of vacation testing with teens this holiday season is simply a headache. Parents should be prepared for the costs and logistics of testing before departure, during their absence and upon return to the UK.
While we all understand that the new variants will make the recovery bumpy, it’s a shame that international governments have failed to work together to align their COVID-19 regulations. Not only do each country have different travel restrictions and entry requirements, Spain doesn’t even allow people over 12 who aren’t fully vaccinated to enter.
In addition, France and Italy, require travelers not fully vaccinated to take tests every 24 or 48 hours in order to enter public spaces.