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Scrap the compulsory £210 home test kit when arriving in U.K.

Submitted by Sara Collu on Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Published on Tuesday 9th March 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 9th September 2021

Current Signatures: 38,956
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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At Home ~ Compulsory ~ Holidays ~ Money ~ quarantine ~ Rule ~ Scrapped ~ Scraps ~ testing

Petition Action

Scrap the compulsory £210 home test kit when arriving in U.K.

Petition Details

Please scrap the compulsory £210 test kit that you must do when returning to the U.K. form abroad. Let people quarantine at home and they can test for free after quarantine if they have symptoms.

Additional Information

When you enter the U.K. the current rule is that you have to quarantine and take 2 tests (the test kit) in your place of quarantine. This costs £210. For a family of 4 this would be an extra £840 to pay towards their holiday. I am writing to allow this test to be scrapped and have a rule in place for people to quarantine at home when they arrive and only to take a free test when they come out of quarantine if they have symptoms. This extra money is out of reach and for many will stop holidays.

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