BBC News - Beatrice Pickup
UK government advises that only private providers can be used for PCR tests for travel
Sally Shiels was due to fly from Birmingham airport to Dublin on Friday 21 May to visit her parents.
She says she, and about 30 other passengers, were not allowed to board the plane because they had the wrong type of negative Covid-19 test result.
Ireland, like many other countries requires people to present a negative result for a RT-PCR test before departure. PCR tests need to be sent away to a lab to be checked, and you are later informed of the results.
She believed her latest test result from work could be used for travel, because it met the testing standard required by the Irish authorities. However, Sally was refused boarding.
This is because she later learned that the UK government advises that only private providers can be used for PCR tests for travel.