Morecambe's family-of-24 have scrapped plans to go on holiday after realising they would have had to spend thousands of pounds on coronavirus tests.

The Radfords had been hoping to travel abroad to Portugal and were just about to book their trip when they realised they could well have to spend more cash on Covid tests than their accommodation.

Mum Sue said in a vlog on their YouTube channel that there is "absolutely no way" they'd be going on a foreign holiday this year.

A traffic light risk-based system with red, amber and green ratings for countries around the world determines the quarantine and coronavirus testing requirements people face when returning to the UK.

Earlier this month, Portugal was moved from the green list on to the amber list - meaning that people people returning to the UK must self-isolate at home for 10 days as part of coronavirus restrictions.

Sue said: "We're not going abroad this year, we were going to book Portugal and we were just about to book it when Noel said we better just see what the requirements are for going abroad.

"And basically, not even taking everyone with us probably from like Millie downwards it would have cost us £3,500 before we'd even booked the corona tests and everything. So we were just like absolutely no way are we doing it."

She added: "I think holidays abroad this year are just not happening so hopefully next year will be a bit better."

Portugal is currently open to UK tourists, however travellers must show proof of a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure.

Other measures include completing a passenger locator card and being temperature-checked upon arrival.

Upon return to the UK you must follow amber rules which include organising a Covid-19 test and self-isolating.

The cost of PCR tests can vary depending on which company you book with, however Boots offers tests at £85 per person. However, some holidaymakers claim that they've paid hundreds of pounds with other firms.

Sue did reveal that she would love to get a caravan or a campervan soon, but it may take some time to persuade husband Noel.

"I would love a camper van but Noel is not really going for that idea." She said.

With a trip to Portugal off the cards, Sue said they family would instead be enjoying some trips within the UK.

She said they have got activities booked for this year, although she admitted that some things they had wanted to do have been booked up already.

One of the trips they have planned is a return to Alton Towers, following a successful outing to the theme park last month.

The family also plan to spend days in their huge garden which includes a hot tub, seating area and bar.

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