By Sally Underwood • 29 April 2021 • 19:37
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Brits in Spain have been speaking of their hopes of seeing family again this summer after Ryanair announced cheap PCR tests for travelers.
According to the Mirror newspaper, Ryanair is offering half price PCR tests for its passengers, reducing the costs to £ 60 (€ 69).
The move is down to a deal with a home testing kit company, which will see Ryanair passengers buying cheap PCR tests for their holidays.
Ryanair’s discount for passengers will be available on both pre-departure tests, and testing kits for days two and eight once a holidaymaker is back in the UK. The airline has said that discounts will be available to UK-based customers only.
Expats had previously reported concerns that the price of PCR tests, which can cost up to £ 214 (€ 246), could stop some from being able to afford to see family and friends this summer.
Julie in Malaga said: I want to visit my family in the uk and costs are exorbitant
The news comes after a study found that Brits in the UK would pay up to € 57 for PCR tests for travel.
The figures from a poll carried out by EasyJet found that Brits would pay up to € 57 for a PCR test, sparking hopes the news could push the government to cap costs and help expats see their loved ones again.
The research also found that the average Brit believes the cost of a PCR test should be reduced to £ 30 (€ 34), while 58 per cent of Britons are more likely to take a holiday abroad to low-risk green countries this summer if the government introduced cheaper lateral flow tests.
The study from easyJet, which polled 2,000 British holidaymakers, found 55 per cent of Brits say they will not be able to go on holiday this summer if PCR Covid tests are required for passengers to green tier countries.
New research has found 61 per cent of Brits believe under the traffic light travel system, the green tier should mean restriction-free travel this summer.
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Originally from London, Sally is based on the eastern Costa del Sol and is a journalist for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]
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