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VSbulletin COVID-19 UK Entry Requirements - 12 February 2021

  • 12 February 2021
  • News
  • Virgin Atlantic

An announcement from Virgin Atlantic

The UK Government has confirmed new mandatory testing requirements for all international arrivals to England, effective Monday 15 February 2021. 

Customers arriving in England will be required to have two PCR tests, on day 2 and day 8 of their 10-day quarantine. If arriving from a 'red list’ country, passengers will also need to quarantine in a government-approved hotel. 

It is vital that all arriving customers comply with these testing and quarantine requirements and complete the online Passenger Locator Form HERE before arriving at the departure airport. Please note, these UK Government public health measures will be enforced using financial penalties.

Passengers must book and pay for either an arrival test package or hotel quarantine package prior to travel, citing the reference number in your Passenger Locator Form. The official online booking portal is here .

The testing on arrival requirement is in addition to the existing mandatory requirement for all international arrivals aged 11 years and over to provide a negative Covid-19 test result before departure for England, taken up to 3 days before departure. More information about these requirements can be found in the UK Government guidance.

We will be incorporating this into our pre-departure communications to customers so they are aware of the mandatory requirement. 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 information.

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