Flow Tests on your return

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New rules allowing travellers returning to England to take lateral flow tests instead of more expensive PCR tests will come into force on 24 October.

When the changes come into effect, anyone who receives a positive result from their lateral flow test will be required to self-isolate and to take a free PCR test to confirm it.

Travellers will be able to order their lateral flow tests from 22 October, when a list of approved providers will be published soon.

NHS Test and Trace tests – which can be ordered for free – cannot be used for international travel.