Travel news latest: 3-hour queues at Heathrow as ‘terrified’ passengers mix with red-listed arrivals


The Telegraph’s Gordon Rayner is heading back to London from Lisbon after flying out yesterday with the first Britons to travel to a green list country. 

He writes: “Before any of the tourists in Portugal can return home, they must take a Covid test to show they are negative. 

“In my case I had booked a video test, meaning I took a test kit out with me and tested myself under observation by a medical professional, dialling in on a video call. 

“The very patient Alex, from testing firm Qured, talked me through the process over a dodgy WiFi connection and, crucially, watched me do the test to confirm all was present and correct. 

“Once the requisite 15 minutes had elapsed, I sent a photo of the lateral flow device to Qured, who emailed me the certificate I will need to be allowed home. 

“The cost of a Qured supervised test is £33. You can also arrange to have someone local turn up in person to do your test, but the virtual medic system worked brilliantly well.”





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