We’re excited to confirm that President Biden’s administration has announced (on 20 September 2021) that the United States will remove travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international visitors from November 2021.
This means that from November (date to be confirmed) if you’re fully vaccinated with a vaccine recognised by the United States, you’ll be able to enter the US as a visitor, be it for a holiday, business or reuniting with loved ones.
According to the White House announcement, customers will need to show proof of vaccination prior to boarding US-bound flights, and also complete a COVID-19 test within three days of departure. Once further guidance is updated about approved vaccines and accepted format of proof, we’ll update our US travel advice. Please do ensure you check the latest US entry requirements before travel, and if you’re a British national, refer to the UK FCDO website for all regular entry requirements from the UK.
Upon return to England, if you’re fully vaccinated through an approved vaccination programme, you’ll avoid any self-isolation and just have to complete a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 of arrival, as well as a Passenger Locator Form, subject to any changes in UK Government guidance.
The US has been our heartland for more than 37 years since our first flight to New York City in 1984. We are simply not Virgin without the Atlantic. After 18 months of uncertainty, we cannot wait to welcome our customers back onboard, flying you safely to your favourite US destinations.
Virgin Atlantic currently serves the following US destinations from London Heathrow and will be rapidly reviewing US schedules, including from our Manchester base:
- Atlanta (up to 7 x week)
- Boston (4 x week)
- New York-JFK (up to 17 x week)
- Los Angeles (up to 11 x week)
- Miami (3 x week)
- San Francisco (from 2nd October)