- Oct 29, 2006
Australia joins the ranks of countries such as Guinea and Liberia, who also enforce the same money making requirement for outbound travel when inbound countries don't require it.Oh yeah, definitely clear on the requirement within 72 hours prior to departure for a flight to Australia.
It’s just the press conference today indicated it would be required on departures from Australia too, rather than being based on the destination requirement (UK day 2 test, US pre-departure test etc.)
£12 Testing for All + £12 Testing for All (although I thought Portugal didn't require a test anymore if vaccinated) + £43 Randox = £67. Plus, prices are evolving a lot so may well be cheaper by then.The testing will be an issue, especially for families.
When I head away in 2 weeks, I’ve got to budget on the following;
- Day 2 lateral flow test in UK
- Another one 48 hours before boarding my flight to Lisbon from London
- A PCR test 72 hours before boarding my Qantas flight home
That’s roughly 100GBP after I’ve sought out every promo code I could find. We’ll average it to $200aud and say we’re talking a family of 4, that’s $800 on testing alone.
Now I’m flying JAL so I don’t need a test departing Australia, however if Qantas do require this then there’s another $600 before even leaving Australia.
It’s enough to turn a lot of people off… so it can’t last (and that ignores the risk of “testing positive” down route)