VSbulletin COVID-19 New system for international travel from 4 October - 18 September 2021

  • 27 September 2021
  • News
  • Virgin Atlantic

The UK Government has announced that the rules for international travel to England will change from 0400 BST on 4 October 2021.

The full details of the changes for travellers arriving to England can be found in this update on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-system-for-international-travel

Until the new, simplified system comes into effect, customers should continue to adhere to the rules for entering England based on the ‘traffic light system’, which remains in place until 0359 BST on 4 October. 

More details on the entry requirements from countries designated ‘Green’, ‘Amber’ or ‘Red’ are on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Of Virgin Atlantic destinations, Pakistan will move from the Red list to the Amber list from 0400 BST on 22 September.

We’re ready to welcome customers back to some of their favourite destinations, ensuring all our customers fly safe and well. To ensure they can book with confidence we have a flexible booking policy  so that if things change, we’ve got them covered. We do understand that the Covid-19 situation remains dynamic and ongoing restrictions may pose difficulties to our mutual customers with upcoming travel plans. If they are unable to travel for any reason, we offer as much choice and flexibility as possible to help them amend their plans. They can also refer to the  customer FAQ in our help centre.

The following countries served by Virgin Atlantic Airways are allocated:
Green: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Hong Kong and Israel

Amber: China, India, Jamaica, Nigeria, United States, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Pakistan*

Red:  Cuba, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago.
*Pakistan will move to the Amber list from 0400 BST on 22 September

All government traffic light updates and FAQ can be found here

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