COVID-19 UK lateral flow replace PCR tests for returning travellers.

Coronavirus latest: BRITS have been urged to go ahead and book cheaper holidays with an announcement on ditching pricey PCR tests due "in the next few days".

Grant Shapps vowed expensive PCR swabs will be replaced with much much less costly lateral flow kits by the start of half-term on October 22.

The transport secretary unveiled the landmark move which will save families hundreds of pounds off a trip abroad and help "return life to normal".

It comes after he also announced the red list of countries Brits can't travel to and from is being slashed to just seven destinations worldwide.

Under the new scheme fully jabbed sun seekers will be able to get a quick and easy lateral flow kit on their second day back home.

They will be allowed to take a photo of it as proof rather than having to take the test over Zoom or in person.

Heathrow Airport is even gearing up to offer the swabs at the airport meaning passengers can get a result within minutes of landing.

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