HAYS Travel are offering coronavirus testing kits holidaymakers can pack in their suitcases in a bid to take the stress out of going abroad this summer.

Video appointments are provided alongside the kits meaning there's no need to interrupt the enjoyment of a holiday to search for a testing centre.

Rules currently require anyone entering the UK to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the three days before departure, regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated.

You may be fined £500 if you return without a test result.

Hays Travel, the UK's largest independent travel agent, has teamed up with supplier Collinson Group to provide the tests that can be packed in your luggage.

Collinson Group help travellers take the test during the pre-booked video appointment and the result comes through within an hour along with the appropriate fit-to-fly certificate by email. 

The test kits were launched this week in Hays Travel's high street shops and they say they are already in huge demand as holiday bookings continue to rise, with Spain and Greece favourites this summer and destinations like the Maldives, Bali and South Africa most popular for later this year and 2022.  

Jonathon Woodall, Hays Travel's Chief Operating Officer, said: "This test kit is ideal for anyone who will be travelling from a resort where the UK requires a test before coming home."   

"It takes the stress out of trying to find a testing centre while you're on holiday; there's help on hand via the video call, and Hays Travel customers can have a discount price of £33.60.  

"We're very pleased to be working with Collinson Group and to be able to offer our customers this additional support so they can enjoy their much-deserved holiday to the utmost."

You can book a kit directly with either Collinson or Hayes by visiting their websites.