New travel tests will be as expensive as PCR for British tourists – expert warning


“They keep saying we’ll hear soon – we hope in a matter of days. The point that we need this in time for the school half-term has hit home.”

Although the Government has not confirmed that day two lateral flow tests will need to be supervised, there has as yet been no denial.

Scientists have expressed fears that unsupervised lateral flows could allow new variants to be introduced to the UK.

Professor Denis Kinane, founding scientist of Cignpost test, told Express.co.uk: “Now that the Government is set on replacing gold standard PCR tests with the cheaper Lateral Flow Test for arrivals, it is critical to ensure the system will detect worrying new Covid variants.



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