The UK Government has announced that from 4am Friday 18 March all remaining COVID-19 international travel restrictions for customers arriving into the UK will be removed.

This means that customers arriving into the UK will no longer need to take pre departure or arrival COVID-19 tests or complete a passenger locator form.

This change applies to all travellers, regardless of vaccination status.

If you are connecting through the UK, we recommend you keep up to date with the entry requirements for your final destination to ensure you are compliant with those countries COVID-19 entry requirements as these differ country to country.

A Virgin Atlantic spokesperson said:

“The removal of all remaining UK travel restrictions, including the Passenger Locator Form, is the final important step towards frictionless air travel, helping to further restore consumer confidence as we welcome more customers back to the skies this Spring and Summer. With these barriers to travel removed, Britain is open for business and passengers can reconnect with loved ones and business colleagues once again. To uphold the experience of all travellers, it’s vital that the UK Government works closely with industry to ensure the UK border is ready for increasing passengers, as international travel ramps up.”