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CCA Considering Testing Charge For Travellers

Guernsey's Civil Contingencies Authority might charge islanders who wish to travel once the travel ban has been lifted.

Charging people to cover the cost of their COVID-19 tests on their day of arrival and day 13 is under consideration by the island's authorities.

Speaking at today's media briefing Chief Minister Deputy Peter Ferbrache emphasised that a decision has yet to be made but said the charge would cover the cost of testing:

"When there is a relaxation of the non-essential travel ban the CCA is considering introducing a charge for travelling because testing costs money, the Bailiwick needs the income and people will realise there is a cost associated with travelling and testing and this could continue for sometime. 

It hasn't been finalised yet but the charge is likely to be £25 or thereabouts per test. That is provisional.”

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