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Holidaymakers face paying hundreds of pounds per trip for Covid tests

British holidaymakers will have to pay hundreds of pounds for Covid tests if they want to take a trip abroad this summer under plans announced by the Government on Friday. Travellers who want to visit countries on the safe ‘green list’ will still be expected to pay for PCR tests on their return to the UK at around £120 each – an extra cost of almost £500 for a family of four. People who have been fully vaccinated will still be required to take the PCR tests on or before the second day of their arrival back in the UK because of Government concerns that ‘green list’ countries could still harbour new Covid variants – Telegraph

Rishi Sunak ‘pushed’ Treasury team to help David Cameron and Greensill – Times

Contraception blood-clot risk: ‘Public need better access to advice’ – Guardian

Facebook has no plans of notifying more than 530 million users whose data was leaked – Epoch Times

Laurence Fox says he was right to call three people ‘paedophiles’ on Twitter because it is as ‘meaningless and baseless’ as them calling him a racist without any proof – Mail

Debenhams will reopen 97 stores for sales on Monday with up to 70 per cent off remaining stock before doors close for good – Mail

COMMENT

Herd immunity is within reach. So why won’t ministers talk about it? – Fraser Nelson, Telegraph

How’s a poor bloke to know if offering his seat to a woman is still chivalrous… or belittles her? – Tom Utley, Mail

It is time we relearnt the art of balancing risk and reward when it comes to Covid – Iain Duncan Smith, Telegraph

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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