VSbulletin COVID-19 India Travel Restriction Update - 3 December 2021
- 03 December 2021
- Virgin Atlantic
|It remains a dynamic time for international travel and we’re continually working to keep you up to date with key travel restrictions and the impact it has on our flying programme.|
There have been changes to travel restrictions for entry to India, which are detailed below. Our schedule remains unchanged – we are continuing to operate daily services from London Heathrow to both Delhi and Mumbai.
Travelling to India
Before customers travel to India they must:
Requirements for passengers on arrival in India
Delhi and Mumbai Arrivals
Pre booking of tests for passenger arrivals in to Delhi and Mumbai is recommended to save time on arrival. Pre booking of test can be done through Air Suvidha website
Travel to the United Kingdom
All customers travelling to the UK should continue to adhere to the following prior to travel. The rules for travel from countries and territories not on the red list will depend on our customers vaccination status.
All under 18's travelling to England from a non-red list country will be treated as fully vaccinated at the border and will be exempt from day 8 testing and pre-departure testing.
Arriving from a non-Red list country, such as India as of 2 Dec 2021
Fully vaccinated customers
If a customer is fully vaccinated through an approved vaccination programme, they’ll need to take these three steps before flying to England. To understand what makes them eligible for fully vaccinated status, please check GOV.UK here
If customers do not qualify under the fully vaccinated rules; are partially vaccinated; or are not vaccinated at all, they will be subject to more stringent requirements. Before they travel to England they must:
Quarantine at home or in the place they are staying for 10 days
Take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8
Customers may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme
Arriving from a red-list country (or travelled to one in the last 10 days)
Irrespective of vaccination status, customers who have been in a Red list country in the last 10 days will only be allowed to enter the UK if they are a British or Irish national or have residence rights in the UK.
Before customers travel to England, they must:
When customers arrive in England, they must quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests.
Our flexibility policy for assisting customer affected by these changes can be found here
We’re also aware that some restrictions for countries that we fly to are changing and it’s important that customers continue to check the requirements they need to comply with to enter any country before they travel, as some countries might be on the ‘rest of the world’ list, but still maintain their own entry protocols. The latest UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) foreign travel advice can also be found here
Please check here regularly for updates and here for specific flight status.