May 27, 2021

Passengers refused boarding amid testing confusion

Sally Shiels says some of the passengers refused boarding had tried to use negative test results obtained from NHS Track and Trace. Tests through NHS Track and Trace are free, but you must be showing symptoms and book an appointment at a test centre. Sally thinks some passengers may have sought NHS tests to avoid paying the costs of a private test which can cost between £50 and over £100. Sally Shiels referred to the Irish government guidance that does not mention the use of NHS tests, and she says she checked the Ryanair website which only warned against NHS Track and Trace testing, not other types of NHS tests. "EasyJet told You & Yours:"Passengers travelling to Portugal are currently required to present a negative Covid test on departure, which includes providing documentation from a private provider with details of the passenger and the date the test was taken.

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