You Might Need To Film Yourself Taking A Lateral Flow Test For Travel

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Videos of us gagging and sneezing for the government to check? Yep, we're still in Covid times.
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When the government said it would be scrapping mandatory PCR tests for foreign travel, we all said hurrah.

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Replacing the system of day two tests, and day eight tests where relevant, will be the more rapid lateral flow tests we've been used to taking at home.

People who are fully vaccinated will no longer need a pre-departure test before returning from non-red list destinations, and from October, will be able to replace the day two PCR test with a cheaper lateral flow test. Those who are unvaccinated will still have to pay for PCR tests.

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The trouble is, lateral flow test results have the potential to be faked by getting someone else to take the test for you. One of the solutions being discussed could be asking the passenger to film themselves taking the test as a form of verification. That's right: gagging, sneezing and all.

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