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PCR or Lateral flow test ?

Posted: Sat Jun 5, 2021 10:15pm
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Hew

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I have been searching on various sites trying to confirm if we need a PCR test or a LFT ( lateral flow test) when returning to the UK from Spain. The search results have been ambiguous to say the least. Can anyone confirm from personal experience which test is acceptable, we will be traveling to the UK using Ryan air, even their information is not exactly clear. Therefore anyone’s personal experience would be most appreciated, many thanks.

Kenbo

Posted: Sun Jun 6, 2021 7:52am

Kenbo

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Posted: Sun Jun 6, 2021 7:52am

A good number of posters on this forum have confirmed that an antigen test is sufficient for UK entry, costs app €40.

If you are travelling from Spain whilst Spain is on the amber list don't forget your day 2&8 package for use in the UK, you will need the confirmation number for your locator form.

Javea

Posted: Sun Jun 6, 2021 9:15am

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Posted: Sun Jun 6, 2021 9:15am

Yes, it is a lateral flow test €40 which is still too rcp

tommy35

Posted: Sun Jun 6, 2021 10:14am

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Posted: Sun Jun 6, 2021 10:14am

hello hew yes you need a antigen test to board the plane done it yesterday we went thursday to cabo roig 39 euro at dam clinic you have to book online before you go and put some spit in the jar very easy and very good service just sick im back from playa flamenca roll on july 

Coutts321

Posted: Sun Jun 6, 2021 10:51am

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Posted: Sun Jun 6, 2021 10:51am

Hew wrote on Sat Jun 5, 2021 10:15pm:

I have been searching on various sites trying to confirm if we need a PCR test or a LFT ( lateral flow test) when returning to the UK from Spain. The search results have been ambiguous to say the least. Can anyone confirm from personal experience which test is acceptable, we will be traveling to ...

...the UK using Ryan air, even their information is not exactly clear. Therefore anyone’s personal experience would be most appreciated, many thanks.

Both my husband and I paid €39 each at DAM Health. Great service and quick results.

chrisrandall

Posted: Sun Jun 6, 2021 11:12pm

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Posted: Sun Jun 6, 2021 11:12pm

I flew back on Saturday. Latral flow test was fine.

Certificate was checked at Alicante Airport by Easyjet staff, along with UK locator document and day 2 pcr booking. 

Karen81

Posted: Tue Jun 8, 2021 10:17pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 8, 2021 10:17pm

We paid for the €40 each for our test in Spain & almost £200 for the ones required in the UK, we've just completed our 10 day quarantine. You are not allowed out at all, you have to stay at the address you put on your form & they call everyday. If you are caught breaking the rules you face a fine of £5000.

They say you have to stay at an address where you can get supermarket deliveries 

Hope this is useful 

Hew

Posted: Tue Jun 8, 2021 11:13pm

Hew

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Posted: Tue Jun 8, 2021 11:13pm

Karen81 wrote on Tue Jun 8, 2021 10:17pm:

We paid for the €40 each for our test in Spain & almost £200 for the ones required in the UK, we've just completed our 10 day quarantine. You are not allowed out at all, you have to stay at the address you put on your form & they call everyday. If you are caught breaking the rules you ...

...face a fine of £5000.

They say you have to stay at an address where you can get supermarket deliveries 

Hope this is useful 

Personally, I would comply and stay at home. But if you are on a mobile phone number how do they know where you are ? 

Javea

Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 1:25am

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Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 1:25am

Hew wrote on Tue Jun 8, 2021 11:13pm:

Personally, I would comply and stay at home. But if you are on a mobile phone number how do they know where you are ? 

Your phone can be tracked.


Everything you do on your phone can be traced (almost)

Javea

Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 1:26am

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Location: Javea / Xàbia

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Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 1:26am

Karen81 wrote on Tue Jun 8, 2021 10:17pm:

We paid for the €40 each for our test in Spain & almost £200 for the ones required in the UK, we've just completed our 10 day quarantine. You are not allowed out at all, you have to stay at the address you put on your form & they call everyday. If you are caught breaking the rules you ...

...face a fine of £5000.

They say you have to stay at an address where you can get supermarket deliveries 

Hope this is useful 

I thought you can get released on day 5 if negative ?

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