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VSbulletin COVID-19 Ongoing Travel Disruption - 29 July

  • 29 July 2021
  • News
  • Virgin Atlantic
It continues to be a dynamic time for international travel with ongoing travel restrictions to and from many of the countries we operate to.

The UK Government has confirmed that from 0400 BST on Monday 2 August 2021, customers fully vaccinated in either the US or EU will be able to arrive in England from an Amber country and no longer need to quarantine. The changes will apply to fully vaccinated people with a vaccine approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) or European Medicines Agency (EMA). If customers are eligible, they’ll still need to do the usual pre-departure test before arrival and book a PCR test before they fly, to take on or before Day 2 of arrival in England. They’ll also need to present evidence of vaccination status before they fly. It is expected that for European countries this will be the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) and for the USA this will be the US CDC card, along with proof of US residency.

As a result of the fast-moving travel environment, we continue to make schedule changes which will affect our Flying Programme for the coming weeks.
  • We are reducing frequencies on several routes, however to ensure impacted passengers can continue with their travel plans, they will be reprotected to the most suitable alternative departure.
  • Where a flight is cancelled, and due to limited operations to these destinations, there will be no reprotection option available, these sectors will appear as UN.
Bookings affected by these changes will be updated in your GDS on Saturday 31 July 2021. Our most up to date flexibility policy can be found here
Effective until & including
We are also making some frequency updates for August on selected routes. We will provide schedules for September as soon as details become available and will continue to keep our website up to date with all the latest updates to schedule and travel restrictions.

During August we plan to maintain operations on the following routes, subject to late changes:
Our flying programme
USALHR-ATL-LHR4 per week
LHR-BOS-LHR3 per week
LHR-JFK-LHR14 per week
LHR-LAX-LHR7 per week
LHR-MIA-LHR3 per week
CaribbeanLHR-BGI-LHR7 per week
LHR-MBJ-LHR2-8 Aug, 2 per week
9-31 Aug, 3 per week
LHR-ANU-LHR3 per week
LHR-GND-LHR (via BGI)2 per week
MAN-BGI-MAN3 per week from 7 Aug
South AfricaLHR-JNB-LHR3 per week
IndiaLHR-BOM-LHR2-8 Aug, 2 per week
9-31 Aug, 3 per week
LHR-DEL-LHR2-8 Aug, 3 per week
9-31 Aug, 2 per week
PakistanLHR-LHE-LHR2 per week
LHR-ISB-LHR4 per week
Hong KongLHR-HKG2 per week from 21 Aug
HKG-LHR7 per week
ChinaLHR-PVG-LHR1 per week from 13 Aug
NigeriaLHR-LOS-LHR7 per week
IsraelLHR-TLV-LHR2-8 Aug, 6 per week
9-31 Aug, 5 per week
Our partners are also back in the skies, and here's a reminder of where they are flying long-haul from the UK.
Our partner Delta Air Lines flying programme
LHR-JFK-LHR5 per week

Please check here regularly for updates and here for specific flight status.  

Please ensure the latest traveller contact information is available within the booking so the latest instructions reach the traveller via SMS and email.

Covid-19 Passenger Travel Information
Everything your customers need to know before travelling and our flexibility policy can be found here.

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