Ministers face calls to intervene in ‘scam’ Covid travel test system
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Ministers face calls to intervene in ‘scam’ Covid travel test system

Travellers have complained of unfair prices, missed deliveries and slow processing of PCR tests

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The government is coming under pressure to intervene amid concerns that its Covid testing regime for travellers is close to collapse, with thousands failing to be properly tested on their return.

As photos posted online showed drop-off boxes run by Randox, the UK’s largest PCR testing provider, overflowing with unprocessed swabs, growing numbers of returning holidaymakers are reporting that their test kits are failing to arrive, or are taking up to six days to process.

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