‘All unavailable’: PCR travel tests ‘nightmare’ due to shortages

Holidaymakers coming back to the UK still need to take a Day 2 PCR test and self-isolate until they have a negative result. Until the next travel update, which is expected in the coming days, anyone coming back to the UK is faced with travel restrictions.

The country is experiencing test shortages and this is causing problems for Britons trying to come home after the holidays.

A Day 2 PCR test needs to be booked before entering the country, with holidaymakers needing to self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

On Twitter, Lisa Francesca Nand said: “Hearing reports of very

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Americans urged to ‘avoid travel’ to Sweden, other European destinations due to COVID

The usually busy Stortorget in Stockholm's Old Town was nearly empty on December 4, 2020.

The usually busy Stortorget in Stockholm’s Old Town was nearly empty on December 4, 2020.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging travelers to skip several new European destinations due to “very high” levels of COVID-19.

“Avoid travel to Sweden,” the public health agency wrote in a Travel Health Notice this week.

Sweden joined Malta and Moldova as level 4 countries on Monday, the CDC’s highest COVID-19 ranking. The U.S. State Department issued parallel Travel Advisories for all three countries and also added Suriname to its level 4 list.

Sweden has had 95,712 new coronavirus cases over the

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CDC says to ‘avoid travel’ to Spain, Monaco, Finland and other destinations due to COVID-19

Federal health officials are now advising U.S. travelers to avoid Spain, Finland, Monaco and five other countries due to their “very high” COVID-19 risk levels.

Spain, Finland, Bonaire, Chad, Gibraltar, Lebanon, Monaco and San Marino on Monday climbed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “very high” COVID risk level, the agency’s top pandemic advisory level for foreign destinations. There are 80 other countries in this category, including popular destinations like the United Kingdom, France and Italy.

“Avoid travel to these destinations,” the CDC warns. “If you must travel to these destinations, make sure you are fully vaccinated before

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Another popular European destination added to State Department’s ‘do not travel’ list due to COVID

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising all U.S. travelers to avoid Italy, Greenland and Mauritius, regardless of vaccination status.

The agency on Monday boosted the three countries to its level 4 “very high” coronavirus advisory list, saying travelers should avoid these destinations or, if they “must” travel, make sure they are fully vaccinated beforehand.

There are 84 destinations labeled as having “very high” COVID risk as of this week, including other popular European countries like France, Germany and the United Kingdom. The CDC looks at a number of factors to determine a country’s risk

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