I recently booked flights to Fiji in December 2021 for approx $500 each return with Jetstar.
Both Australia and Fiji require PCR tests before you fly. PCR tests for travel are not covered by Medicare and are done at Pathology clinics for $140-$300 depending on test type and result speed.
Fiji clinics charge approx 350FJD ($226) the PCR test required for return back to Australia.
The cost of PCR tests alone add anywhere between $1500-$2000 for a family of 4!
Should travel insurance or private health insurance help cover this if it is the new norm? Would you still travel / holiday with these additional costs? Why can I get a free test practically anywhere locally but none are valid for travel?
Interested to get opinions.