Heathrow Airport hoping to sell covid test kits in Arrivals
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Last week, the Government announced it would be moving towards reducing quarantine on UK arrivals from 14 days to five days provided you test negative for coronavirus on Day 5.
This is particularly helpful when returning from countries who are not on the travel corridors list.
Five days is – clearly – a much more manageable quarantine period and should mean that international travel is less disruptive in the coming months.
Whilst details have yet to be announced, in an email Heathrow said it was hoping to sell testing kits to arrivals:
“We’re working with our partners to ensure tests can be purchased at the airport however full details are still to be finalised on the type of test required.”
Presumably, you would register and pay for the test on arrival at Heathrow and then either take the test with you or get sent one on Day 5 of your quarantine. The details are sketchy but it would be convenient, assuming the Government allows home testing.