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The price of a PCR test

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:51pm
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Avonlea 22

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As more and more of are being vaccinated travel should open up for more and more. I'm wondering whether the pcr test will be a way of life or those with the full vacination will not need it any  more?. I'm returning to Ireland in the near future and would like to know where the best price for the pcr is at. It has to come way down. My son who lives in Seville tells me it's 50 euros there. Best price Villamartin area please. Thank you. 

Bencr85

Posted: Sun May 2, 2021 5:52pm

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Posted: Sun May 2, 2021 5:52pm

Avonlea 22 wrote on Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:51pm:

As more and more of are being vaccinated travel should open up for more and more. I'm wondering whether the pcr test will be a way of life or those with the full vacination will not need it any  more?. I'm returning to Ireland in the near future and would like to know where the best price fo...

...r the pcr is at. It has to come way down. My son who lives in Seville tells me it's 50 euros there. Best price Villamartin area please. Thank you. 

Most adult brits will have been vaccinated,  alot will have had 2 jabs , spose we are hoping spain gets into top gear and cracks on with vaccinations,  so hoping spain let's the brits in without tests, then on returning to Britain we perhaps will test once , 

Davee57

Posted: Sun May 2, 2021 9:40pm

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Posted: Sun May 2, 2021 9:40pm

Bencr85 wrote on Sun May 2, 2021 5:52pm:

Most adult brits will have been vaccinated,  alot will have had 2 jabs , spose we are hoping spain gets into top gear and cracks on with vaccinations,  so hoping spain let's the brits in without tests, then on returning to Britain we perhaps will test once , 

80 € for the two of us for PCR tests leaving Alcoi to return to UK. £400 for the obligatory 2 x two NHS supplied tests via the compulsory list of “approved government suppliers” within 8 days on our return. Another victory for the fat cat Brexit sponsors and another kick in the teeth for owners abroad. 

Aspen1992

Posted: Mon May 3, 2021 6:49pm

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Posted: Mon May 3, 2021 6:49pm

Ryanair were offering half price fit to fly @ £60 and 2 return tests @ £120 through Randox Health

Dana

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Posted: Mon May 3, 2021 7:08pm

Davee57 wrote on Sun May 2, 2021 9:40pm:

80 € for the two of us for PCR tests leaving Alcoi to return to UK. £400 for the obligatory 2 x two NHS supplied tests via the compulsory list of “approved government suppliers” within 8 days on our return. Another victory for the fat cat Brexit sponsors and another kick in the teeth for o...

...wners abroad. 

Hey, could you please tell where you did PCR test? It seems a good price 80 eur.

Davee57

Posted: Mon May 3, 2021 7:51pm

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Posted: Mon May 3, 2021 7:51pm

Dana wrote on Mon May 3, 2021 7:08pm:

Hey, could you please tell where you did PCR test? It seems a good price 80 eur.

It cost us €40 each at the IMED in Alcoi , here’s a link 

https://testcoronavirus.imedhospitales.com/citaDisponible

It was an antigen test and they send a certificate to your email and mobile within two hours. Both Spain and France accept the test for travelling back to the UK. You will need to have prebooked the two test package and prove it at the UK border post with a booking ref also. 

Avonlea 22

Posted: Mon May 3, 2021 8:15pm

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Posted: Mon May 3, 2021 8:15pm

Davee57 wrote on Mon May 3, 2021 7:51pm:

It cost us €40 each at the IMED in Alcoi , here’s a link 

https://testcoronavirus.imedhospitales.com/citaDisponible

It was an antigen test and they send a certificate to your email and mobile within two hours. Both Spain and France accept the test for travelling back to the UK. You will need to have prebooked the two test package and prove it at the UK border post with a booking ref also. 

Sadly to return to Ireland one needs a PCR test nothing else will suffice. So the original question was the price of  a PCR test.

Grannyrose

Posted: Tue May 4, 2021 10:41am

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I heard on the news last night that PCR tests results are being sold on the black market. It was bound to happen but sadly these Charlatans are allowing people with covid to enter/ leave countries thus causing the spread of it.  These tests have nothing to do with Brexit as previously suggested.  I don’t know what to hope for. A lot of us have had 2 vaccinations but we must remember that we can still catch Covid 19 and pass it on, so the vaccination certs can’t guarantee that we don’t have the virus. I believe it’s a case of acceptance. Having to quarantine for 10 days and having to pay around £200 each for the post arrival tests  could be with us for a very long time to come. It doesn’t appeal to me or many others I imagine. I don’t have any desire to be stuck at home for 10 days during the summer when I could be out enjoying life. I want to go to our house in Spain but do I want to have to waste money on tests and time on quarantining?  No. I don’t.  I want life to be normal again but that could take some time.  The dreams I always enjoyed have vanished.  No more taking a few days away to Poland or anywhere else. My mind becomes confused about travel restrictions eg should I fly from Dublin, Belfast or from London? Different rules and constantly changing. It’s not easy. Like all other Spanish home owners, I watch the news in the hope that there are changes afoot but, still nothing.  Emails daily from EasyJet and Ryanair adding further to my confusion.  No doubt, we will know by 17th May.  Keep your fingers crossed everyone!

aitchc1401

Posted: Tue May 4, 2021 11:44am

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Posted: Tue May 4, 2021 11:44am

Grannyrose wrote on Tue May 4, 2021 10:41am:

I heard on the news last night that PCR tests results are being sold on the black market. It was bound to happen but sadly these Charlatans are allowing people with covid to enter/ leave countries thus causing the spread of it.  These tests have nothing to do with Brexit as previously sugges...

...ted.  I don’t know what to hope for. A lot of us have had 2 vaccinations but we must remember that we can still catch Covid 19 and pass it on, so the vaccination certs can’t guarantee that we don’t have the virus. I believe it’s a case of acceptance. Having to quarantine for 10 days and having to pay around £200 each for the post arrival tests  could be with us for a very long time to come. It doesn’t appeal to me or many others I imagine. I don’t have any desire to be stuck at home for 10 days during the summer when I could be out enjoying life. I want to go to our house in Spain but do I want to have to waste money on tests and time on quarantining?  No. I don’t.  I want life to be normal again but that could take some time.  The dreams I always enjoyed have vanished.  No more taking a few days away to Poland or anywhere else. My mind becomes confused about travel restrictions eg should I fly from Dublin, Belfast or from London? Different rules and constantly changing. It’s not easy. Like all other Spanish home owners, I watch the news in the hope that there are changes afoot but, still nothing.  Emails daily from EasyJet and Ryanair adding further to my confusion.  No doubt, we will know by 17th May.  Keep your fingers crossed everyone!

Hi Grannyrose,

         the UK lockdown rules have been fairly consistent since they were announced by the government a few months back, Attached s a good update from the BBC online, covers the 4 UK countries. Might be useful for you if you have not seen it already.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52530518

 What I am waiting for is an announcement from the Spanish authorities on when they will ease the travel restrictions for citizens from the UK. It does not matter what changes happen in the UK if Spain do not change their current restrictions.

Rgds, 

Aitch.

Davee57

Posted: Tue May 4, 2021 5:29pm

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Posted: Tue May 4, 2021 5:29pm

aitchc1401 wrote on Tue May 4, 2021 11:44am:

Hi Grannyrose,

         the UK lockdown rules have been fairly consistent since they were announced by the government a few months back, Attached s a good update from the BBC online, covers the 4 UK countries. Might be useful for you if you have not seen it already.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52530518

 What I am waiting for is an announcement from the Spanish authorities on when they will ease the travel restrictions for citizens from the UK. It does not matter what changes happen in the UK if Spain do not change their current restrictions.

Rgds, 

Aitch.

The Spanish have no issues with homeowners arriving to attend to our properties and neither have the French if you are in transit through the country and you have a valid negative test. 

It’s the restrictions of the English government that are causing the problems. The government has not been consistent in its approach but has been consistent in how badly it’s handled situations as they’ve developed at our borders. Closing the stable doors after the donkey has bolted time and time again. For example most recently despite knowing of the South African variant and its spread they allowed several hundred of SA passengers into the country on flights before adding them to the ref list. But.., try and spend a couple of weeks in your own car, to travel to your own home after proving special needs to travel, had a clear test result and you will get the third degree at UK border control. 

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