On The Beach is offering free Covid tests on all holidays to Spain, Greece and Cyprus before October 2022 – but you’ll need to book soon if you want to make use of the deal
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Holidays firm On The Beach is currently offering FREE Covid-19 tests for Brits heading abroad – and they’ve just extended the deal for those looking to book a trip.
The travel giant is offering free Covid-19 tests to fully vaccinated passengers booking holidays to Spain, Greece and Cyprus. (Yep, that includes Spanish and Greek islands too).
There’s a generous window of travel dates too as the offer is valid for holidays until October 31, 2022. However, if you want to snap up the offer you’ll need to book by October 31, 2021, when the sale ends.
On The Beach has partnered with Collinson, a government-approved supplier, who send out the tests via delivery which are due to arrive at least 48 hours before departure.
The holidays provider resumed selling holidays back in September, after it had stopped accepting new bookings between June and August due to ongoing travel restrictions at the time.
However, with an increasing number of countries opening to Brits for holidays, it has now restarted packages.
As part of this, the firm says it created a £1.5million fund dedicated to helping rebuild consumer confidence in travel, which will be used to fund the free tests.
You can find out more about the test offer including the full T&Cs on the On The Beach website.
Earlier this month the UK introduced new travel rules for Brits, with countries placed either on the red list, or the rest of the world list.
The red list has been slashed to just seven destinations, and anyone returning from these will be required to stay in a quarantine hotel for 11 nights which costs £2,285 per adult.
When it comes to ‘rest of the world’ destinations – which currently include Spain, Greece and Cyprus – the rules back in the UK depend on your vaccination status.
Those who are fully vaccinated will only need to take one test, a PCR test on day two after landing.
There are already plenty of deals for summer 2022 to be had including hotspots such as Greece, Spain, France and more. Here we’ve rounded up some of the best ones:
- TUI has free kids’ places including the school holidays – book here.
- Loveholidays has all-inclusive packages from £165pp – book here.
- First Choice has free kids’ places for all-inclusive holidays – book here.
- Jet2holidays has various offers including infants going free – book here.
- Mirror Holidays has some dreamy escorted tours – book here.
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For those who are unvaccinated/partially vaccinated arrivals, there will be a required pre-departure test, and PCR tests on days two and eight. Travellers will also need to self-isolate for 10 days, although there is a ‘test and release’ option available.
If you are planning a trip, always check the latest Foreign Office advice for your destination before both booking the holiday, and travelling. In fact, we’ve put together a guide with booking tips if you are planning a holiday during the pandemic, which includes advice on refund rights and why you may want to stick to package holidays.
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