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VSbulletin COVID-19 National Lockdown Travel Update 5 Jan

  • 05 January 2021
  • News
  • Virgin Atlantic
The UK Government confirmed on 4 January 2021 that England will enter a national lockdown, effective immediately. This includes guidance that people can only travel internationally where they have a legally permitted reason. The Scottish Government has also confirmed new stay at home guidance, effective 5 January 2021.

As a result, we have decided to make additional schedule changes which will affect our Flying Programme for January:
  • We are reducing frequencies on several routes and to ensure impacted passengers can continue with their travel plans, they will be reprotected to the most suitable alternative departure.
  • Unfortunately, we have also taken the difficult decision to cancel some flights. Because of limited operations to these destinations, there will be no reprotection option available, these sectors will appear as UN.  This remains a dynamic and fast-moving situation and we’re very grateful for all our customers’ patience.

The following flights are cancelled:
CancellationsEffective Until
LHR-MBJ-LHR31 January
LHR-GND-LHR17 January *subject to review
LHR-HKG31 January
LHR-CPT-LHR31 January
LHR-JNB-LHR31 January
LHR-PVG-LHR10 January

We plan to operate the following routes, subject to late change:
OperatingFrequency
Caribbean
LHR-ANU-LHR4 per week
LHR-BGI-LHR4 per week
MAN-BGI-LHR3 per week
USA
LHR-ATL-LHR3 per week
LHR-BOS-LHR2 per week
LHR-JFK-LHR7 per week
LHR-LAX-LHR5 per week
LHR-MIA-LHR1 per week
India
LHR-BOM-LHR3 per week
LHR-DEL-LHR3 per week
Pakistan
LHR-LHE-LHR4 per week
LHR-ISB-LHR3 per week
MAN-ISB-MAN4 per week
NigeriaLHR-LOS-LHR7 per week
IsraelLHR-TLV-LHR2 per week
ChinaLHR-PVG-LHR2 per week from 11 Jan**subject to approval**

We will continue to keep our website up to date with all the latest updates to schedule and travel restrictions. Please check here regularly for updates and here for specific flight status.  

We encourage agents with customers booked to travel over the next few days to check the official Government advice for the UK and the destination, before heading to the airport.

Please ensure the latest traveller contact information is available within the booking.
 
Travel to USA
Effective 28 December 2020, the US Government is requiring all UK arriving air travellers, including children 2 and over, to present evidence of a PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours before departure. See: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement and Customer FAQ here.

Please ensure the latest traveller contact information is available within the booking so the latest instructions reach the traveller.
We encourage agents and travellers to regularly check here for more the full details and FAQs.
 
Policy
We continue to offer flexibility for customers whose plans have been impacted by the Covid-19 situation including rebooking up to 31 December 2022. View our latest policy here.
  
Still Planning to Travel?
We will continue to provide vital international connectivity from/to London Heathrow Terminal 2 for customers that are permitted to travel for work, education or other legally permitted reasons, and if that’s the case, we’re here and ready to help your customers fly safe and fly well. Please check  here for specific flight status.  
 
Travellers Stuck Away from Home?
For customers who are mid-trip and away from home please check here for instructions. 


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