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Old 24.03.2021, 19:59
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I got this link from Easyjet, private firms also do the test & cheaper than the NHS test https://www.randoxhealth.com/covid-19-home-testing-kit/ Further discount code from Easyjet website

Or have I misunderstood? They have a test to release
When I booked, the only link available from the UK Government site (or at least the only one I found) for the day 2 and 8 tests was to travelctm.com, which got me the NHS test kit for £210. They had a list of private test to release providers, but not for the day 2/8 tests.

I have since seen other people on here referring to a choice of providers for the day 2/8 tests, so either I missed something or the system has been expanded to include private providers as well.
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Re: Commuting between UK and Switzerland

www.covid19-testing.org/travel-testing

This is useful site for local testing options in UK - test to release, fit to fly etc
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www.covid19-testing.org/travel-testing

This is useful site for local testing options in UK - test to release, fit to fly etc
Thank you for this. Test to release now seems to be £89 via one provider. Way cheaper than the £250 we though it would be. Thanks again ����

https://www.haloverify.com/test-to-release/
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You can use the same test if still writhing require time frame.

Youíll need to quarantine in London until you leave (unless exempt) and in Switzerland.

Youíll prob have to pay for U.K. test package unless exempt.
I had this confirmed today - Even if you travel for a day or one night you still need to book the test package on day 2 and day 8.

That sounds silly so does anyone know if that is true?

If true the cost jumps to:

Price of flight + price of PCR in Zurich (200 CHF) + price of test package (200 CHF).....
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I had this confirmed today - Even if you travel for a day or one night you still need to book the test package on day 2 and day 8.

That sounds silly so does anyone know if that is true?

If true the cost jumps to:

Price of flight + price of PCR in Zurich (200 CHF) + price of test package (200 CHF).....
I think you're a bit off with the prices but it's ballpark.
You can email if you have questions not covered by the guidance.

"If youíre intending to travel to the UK in the next 7 days and facing a set of circumstances that are not covered by this guidance, please email your enquiry to dhsctesttrace.customerfeedbackteam@nhs.net.

Please make sure you include your date of travel."
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Re: Commuting between UK and Switzerland

Does anyone have an update on the queues at heathrow? Friend of mine flies on Friday. They have all of paperwork, test etc but need to book a pick up.
Many thanks
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Does anyone have an update on the queues at heathrow? Friend of mine flies on Friday. They have all of paperwork, test etc but need to book a pick up.
Many thanks

70 minutes for me last Wednesday when I flew back for Easter. The queue initially looked huge and I suspected a couple of hours based on the previous few times but it moved pretty quickly in the end.
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Thank you for this. Test to release now seems to be £89 via one provider. Way cheaper than the £250 we though it would be. Thanks again ����

https://www.haloverify.com/test-to-release/
You know you still have to pay the £200 quid for tests on day 2 & 8 as well as the test to release of you choose to do that?!
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Re: Commuting between UK and Switzerland

An update re delays at Heathrow out of interest.......I flew into Heathrow Terminal 2 at about 18:00 Thursday last week, and queue at immigration was 3 hours.
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An update re delays at Heathrow out of interest.......I flew into Heathrow Terminal 2 at about 18:00 Thursday last week, and queue at immigration was 3 hours.

That was a bit unlucky I was there roughly the same time (18:20) the day before and it was 40 minutes. Seems to be completely random depending on how many planes land at the same time - if your plane is the last one you're screwed.
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Re: Commuting between UK and Switzerland

A friend of mine flew back this evening. I'll pass on the details when I hear from him.


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Re: Commuting between UK and Switzerland

I didnt fly back this weekend but my workmate did - 35 mins queue yesterday evening so pretty good again.
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Re: Commuting between UK and Switzerland

Has anyone driven recently, presumably transit through France at some point to a car ferry or Eurotunnel?
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Has anyone driven recently, presumably transit through France at some point to a car ferry or Eurotunnel?
See my posts from mid-March further up on this thread, some of it may be helpful.

I'm still confused about whether or not transit through France is really allowed. On the Re-open EU page for France, it says:
As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.
EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.
But further down on the same page, it says:
Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:
international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don't leave the airport.
You would definitely be allowed to transit through Germany/Luxembourg/Belgium, although of course it would be longer. You would then only have the 50 km or so between the Belgian border and the Channel Tunnel to do in France.
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Re: Commuting between UK and Switzerland

Caught up with my friend who flew Friday lunchtime (30th April). No queue at all at Heathrow border!


It seems you either get lucky or unlucky.



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Re: Commuting between UK and Switzerland

Anyone know if the U.K. passenger locator form allows for changing location during quarantine. I know itís not ideal, but is it possible to spend for example 2 days quarantining in one location and 2 days in another for example? I canít tell without going through entire locator form
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Anyone know if the U.K. passenger locator form allows for changing location during quarantine. I know itís not ideal, but is it possible to spend for example 2 days quarantining in one location and 2 days in another for example? I canít tell without going through entire locator form
You certainly had that option last year, also you can resubmit if plans change when you are in the UK.
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See my posts from mid-March further up on this thread, some of it may be helpful.

I'm still confused about whether or not transit through France is really allowed. On the Re-open EU page for France, it says:
As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.
EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.
But further down on the same page, it says:
Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:
international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don't leave the airport.
You would definitely be allowed to transit through Germany/Luxembourg/Belgium, although of course it would be longer. You would then only have the 50 km or so between the Belgian border and the Channel Tunnel to do in France.
Thanks. Thatís helpful.
Iím trying to bring my parents over from UK to meet their grandson after 17 May. I canít figure out if theyíre allowed to drive through France to get here or not.

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/co...als-in-france/

The link above suggests they need to quarantine for 7 days, though I canít see if that applies to transit.
Any advice welcome!
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Re: Commuting between UK and Switzerland

20 mins queue at Heathrow border patrol on Friday - not bad at all
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