A student performs a Covid-19 self-test last year in Newcastle, Britain. Photo: PA Wire/dpa A student performs a Covid-19 self-test last year in Newcastle, Britain. Photo: PA Wire/dpa
A student performs a Covid-19 self-test last year in Newcastle, Britain. Photo: PA Wire/dpa
Coronavirus UK

Britain’s Covid-19 travel tests spawn US$520 million ‘Wild West’ free-for-all

  • Testing has burgeoned into a cottage industry in Britain, where the proliferation of questionable firms now poses a risk to the country
  • While some other European countries have capped the cost of tests for travel, the British government is relying on the free market

Topic |   Coronavirus UK
A student performs a Covid-19 self-test last year in Newcastle, Britain. Photo: PA Wire/dpa A student performs a Covid-19 self-test last year in Newcastle, Britain. Photo: PA Wire/dpa
A student performs a Covid-19 self-test last year in Newcastle, Britain. Photo: PA Wire/dpa
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