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Flying to UK

Postby Jenny1960 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:13 pm

Hi all
I'm asking on behalf of friends in Benalmadena who have no internet at the moment.
The question is, although they are residents, they have a UK passport and want to know what tests they need and where to go to enable them to fly to the uk okease?

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Re: Flying to UK

Postby elusive » Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:10 pm

All the info is on the gov.uk site. You need a lateral test in spain and you have to pre book two (day 2 and 8 i think tests via the gov.uk site and then quarentine for 10 days thats off the top of my head. Check on the site for exact info

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Re: Flying to UK

Postby Jenny1960 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:29 pm

Thank you Elusive

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Re: Flying to UK

Postby pepe jose » Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:34 pm

if double jabbed a fit to fly test in Spain and a single day 2 pcr when in uk. Need to book that and have proof of payment before you fly. May be turned away from boarding if uk test not booked. Random are cheap ish and reliable.

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Re: Flying to UK

Postby Manchesteral » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:33 am

A friend of mine flew form Gran Canaria to U K a couple of weeks ago, he had all relevant jabs and tests and had to self isolate for 5 days in U K !

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Re: Flying to UK

Postby elusive » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:04 am

pepe jose wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:34 pm if double jabbed a fit to fly test in Spain and a single day 2 pcr when in uk. Need to book that and have proof of payment before you fly. May be turned away from boarding if uk test not booked. Random are cheap ish and reliable.
They said they are residents so if jabbed in spain they will still have to quarentine as EU jabs arent recognised yet. Supposedly that will change in the coming weeks

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Re: Flying to UK

Postby Wicksey » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:44 am

I know of so many people that got jabbed here purely thinking it would make it easier to travel back to the UK but, months on, it is still impossible unless you want to endure 10 quarantine (unless you pay even more to test and release early). Why EU jabs are not recognised is just a joke, as they must be the same as the UK ones. With all the paperwork, cost of tests and quarantine it all sounds a bit of a nightmare. MY OH is hoping to see his dad this year some time :?

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Re: Flying to UK

Postby Jenny1960 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:45 am

I'm trying to purchase them a day 2&8 test here in the UK for when they arrive but am being asked for their NHS number which they dont have because they are spanish reesidents!!

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Re: Flying to UK

Postby gus » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:13 am

Most UG Gov providers are happy with UK Passport details. It worked for me.

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Re: Flying to UK

Postby Manchesteral » Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:28 pm

Jenny1960 wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:45 am I'm trying to purchase them a day 2&8 test here in the UK for when they arrive but am being asked for their NHS number which they dont have because they are spanish reesidents!!
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N H S, S S number will almost certainly be the same as on the P 45 or P 60 !

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Re: Flying to UK

Postby Wicksey » Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:05 pm

I don't think the NHS number is the same as your national insurance number (NINO) that is on your P60/P45. I have a very old card with an NHS number on it from when I was a child.

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Re: Flying to UK

Postby Jenny1960 » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:12 pm

No you’re right Wicksey, it’s not the same number.
I don’t know whether or not to buy two tests for them or not as I don’t think they are available on the NHS plus, the Spanish vaccines are not recognised. It’s a nightmare all round!

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Re: Flying to UK

Postby Pamela1 » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:23 pm

I can't remember if i had to enter my nhs number, try oncologica.com.


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