AIRLINES are already offering discounted coronavirus tests for holidaymakers needing them to go abroad this summer.

The government is yet to give the go-ahead for holidays abroad but it expected to be from May 17, at the earliest.

To allow travel to go ahead, a traffic light system will place countries on green, amber and red lists depending on their Covid situation.

However, even the lowest risk "green" countries will still require negative Covid tests, and many holiday destinations are likely to require them too.

While countries including Spain, Greece and Portugal are backing vaccine passports to allow Brits to return without travel restrictions, anyone who hasn't had both jabs will still need a negative Covid test.

Airlines and tour operators are currently offering discounted PCR tests if a country requires them, which means families could save hundreds of pounds.

With an average cost of £120 per test, this means a family holiday could be £240 cheaper thanks to the discounts.

Here are the airlines and tour operators offering them to passengers.

EasyJet

EasyJet has partnered with Randox to offer £60 home testing kits.

Results are given in 12-24 hours, with the code easyJet2021.

British Airways

British Airways is also offering the half price Covid testing kits for £60, using the code BritishAirways50.

They also have discounts for other options including with CityDoc, Halo and Medicspot.

Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook has also partnered with Randox although is offering a 30 per cent discount, taking the home kits to £85 per person.

TUI

TUI has partnered with two Covid testing firms with Screen4 offering 48-hour results for £70.

They are also offering tests with Randox for £84 each with code TUIDEC20.

Jet2 

Jet2 passengers can get a discounted PCR test for £75 with a number of providers.

Brits'' foreign holiday hopes have been dealt a major blow after it emerged the EU's vaccine drive could be delayed by two months.

European countries may not be able to jab enough of their populations to qualify for green status under the traffic light travel system.

The bloc was relying heavily on the Johnson and Johnson shot to make up lost ground, but deliveries have now been paused over blood clot fears.

Malta and Portugal are the only European countries likely to be included on the green list when the blanket holiday ban is dropped on May 17.

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