Africa travel advice

   Mauritius

Virgin Holidays

Fully vaccinated*

 

Complete Mauritius All-in-One travel form

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Complete Mauritius All-in-One travel form

 

   Nigeria

Virgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Register on the Nigeria International Travel Portal

 

Traveller accommodation form on arrival

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 48 hours pre-departure

 

Register on the Nigeria International Travel Portal

 

Traveller accommodation form on arrival

 

7-day quarantine on arrival

 

PCR test 7 days on day 2 and day 7 after arrival

 

   South Africa

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

Travel health questionnaire

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Travel health questionnaire

 

Asia travel advice

   China

Virgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

Nucleic acid and IgM Antibody tests max 2 days pre-departure

 

Apply online for a health declaration certificate

 

Health checks on arrival which may include a swab test

 

14-day quarantine on arrival

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Nucleic acid and IgM Antibody tests max 2 days pre-departure

 

Apply online for a health declaration certificate

 

Health checks on arrival which may include a swab test

 

14-day quarantine on arrival

 

   Hong Kong

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Only Hong Kong residents who are fully vaccinated and present recognised vaccination records will be permitted travel.

Fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 2 days pre-departure

 

Online health declaration form and proof of vaccination

 

"Test and hold" at the airport on arrival

 

7-day quarantine in designated accomodation

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Only fully vaccinated travellers holding a recognised vaccination record will be permitted entry into Hong Kong.

   India

Virgin Atlantic

If you are an OCI Cardholder, you must also register online with the Indian High Commission.

Fully vaccinated*

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Online health declaration form

 

India customer declaration form

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Online health declaration form

 

India customer declaration form

 

   Indonesia

Virgin Atlantic Holidays

Fully vaccinated*

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Download the Peduli Lindungi app to perform the e-Hac registration

 

PCR test on arrival (only if temperature check is over 37.5°C)

 

Proof of travel insurance with cover for Covid-19 treatment

 

Visa on arrival IDR500,000 per person

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

If you are unvaccinated you are not allowed to enter Indonesia unless you can produce a doctor’s letter with a statement showing why you cannot be vaccinated. This letter will also be assessed by the Indonesian health authorities before entry is permitted. Contact the Indonesian Embassy in London for further advice.

 

   Maldives

Virgin Holidays

The choice of accomodation is limited for unvaccinated customers.

Fully vaccinated*

 

Health declaration form within 72 hours pre-departure, submitted electronically via IMUGA

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Health declaration form within 72 hours pre-departure, submitted electronically via IMUGA

 

   Pakistan

Virgin Atlantic

Only fully vaccinated travellers are permitted entry to Pakistan. Limited exceptions apply.

Fully vaccinated*

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Medical letter if medically exempt from vaccination

 

If you are travelling under an exemption you will be required to complete a COVID-19 PCR test a maximum of 72 hours before travel.

 

Proof you're returning to Pakistan, having left before 1st October 2021

 

12-18 year olds will need to show evidence of a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure and take a Rapid Antigen test on arriva1

 

   Singapore

Virgin Holidays

Fully vaccinated*

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Fill SG Arrival Card up to 3 days before arrival

 

Download TraceTogether app or buy a TraceTogether token

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Only fully vaccinated travellers holding a recognised vaccination record will be permitted entry into Singapore for tourist purposes.

 

   Thailand

Virgin Holidays

Fully vaccinated*

 

Adequate medical insurance highly recommended

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 72 hours pre-departure

 

Adequate medical insurance highly recommended

 

Caribbean travel advice

   Antigua

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Hotels in Antigua require that all guests have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival.

Fully vaccinated*

 

Currently no requirements

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Currently no requirements

 

   Bahamas

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

In-person PCR or Rapid Antigen Covid-19 test 72 hours prior to arrival

 

   Barbados

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Fill in online Immigration and Customs Form 72 hours prior to arrival or download and complete the BIMSafe Mobile App

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Fill in online Immigration and Customs Form 72 hours prior to arrival

 

Show evidence of a negative Rapid Antigen test or Rapid Covid-19 PCR test taken 1 day before arrival or a RT-PCR Covid-19 test taken 3 days before arrival

 

On arrival customers tests must be visible to check for validity - then customers are free to enjoy BGI, without the need to quarantine

   Dominican Republic

Virgin Holidays

Fully vaccinated*

 

Complete an E-Ticket before entering and leaving the Dominican Republic

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Complete an E-Ticket before entering and leaving the Dominican Republic

 

   Grenada

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Our flights stop in Barbados before continuing to Grenada but you only have to meet the entry requirements for Grenada.

Fully vaccinated*

 

Currently no requirements

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Currently no requirements

 

   Jamaica

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

Currently no requirements

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Currently no requirements

 

   Mexico

Virgin Holidays

Fully vaccinated*

 

Currently no requirements

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Currently no requirements

   Saint Lucia

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

Health Screening Form

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Health screening form

 

   Saint Vincent

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Lateral flow test no more than 1 day before travel OR a PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

   Tobago

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Mandatory temperature checks on arrival.

Masks must be worn in public areas until 17th July 2022.

Fully vaccinated*

 

Currently no requirements

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Currently no requirements

 

Middle East travel advice

   Israel

Virgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

 

 

Inbound Passenger statement form

 

 

 

   

Not fully vaccinated*

 

 

 

Inbound Passenger statement form

 

 

 

   

   United Arab Emirates

Virgin Holidays

Fully vaccinated*

To obtain a 'green pass' in AL Hosn app:

 

PCR test max 14 days pre-departure

 

PCR test on arrival (40AED pp) to activte the green pass in Al Hosn app

 

PCR test every 14 days to maintain green status

 

Not fully vaccinated*

To obtain a 'green pass' in AL Hosn app:

 

PCR test on arrival (40AED pp) to activte the green pass in Al Hosn app

 

PCR test every 48 hours to maintain green status

 

 

Dubai

Tests is not needed if proof of vaccination status is provided with a QR code.

Fully vaccinated*

 

Health declaration form

 

Quarantine form

 

Register on the DXB Smart App

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 48 hours pre-departure

 

Health declaration form

 

Quarantine form

 

Register on the DXB Smart App

 

UK travel advice

   United Kingdom

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

No restrictions

Not fully vaccinated*

No restrictions

North America travel advice

   Canada

Virgin Holidays

Foreign nationals or
non-Canadian citizens

 

Upload proof of vaccination to the ArriveCAN app

 

Randomised testing on arrival

 

Canadian citizen*

 

PCR, NAT, NAATs or RT-LAMP test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Submit mandatory info via ArriveCAN (Web/App)

 

Antigen PCR test max 1 day pre-departure

 

14-day quarantine on arrival

 

Testing on day 2 after arrival

 

Testing on day 8 after arrival, while still in quarantine

 

*includes dual citizens, permanent residents of Canada, a people registered under the Indian Act, or  protected people (refugee status).

   USA

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Please ensure you check the CDC website for the rules which apply to you and arrive prepared at the departure airport, with plenty of time.

Foreign nationals or
non-US citizens

 

  • All foreign national visitors aged 18 or over to the US must be fully vaccinated (unless exempt) and present proof of full vaccination. The vaccination proof used will depend on where the approved vaccine(s) were administered. Accepted vaccine certificates include NHS COVID Pass (UK) and EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU).
  • You must provide contact information within 72 hours of departure.
  • Ensure you have a valid passport and ESTA (if eligible for the US Visa Waiver Program). 

US citizens/nationals or Lawful permanent residents

 

  • You must provide contact information within 72 hours of departure.
  • Note: US citizens and legal permanent residents do not need to complete a Passenger Disclosure and Attestation form or provide Covid-19 credentials.

Travel advice is provided as guidance only and is accurate at the time of publishing. Always check official information sources before booking and before travelling.

*The definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ may differ by country. You can check on GOV.UK for the UK definition and CDC website for the US definition and who qualifies. Travellers entering the UK who will qualify as fully vaccinated include those vaccinated under a UK-approved vaccination programme with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, Novavax (Nuvaxovid and Covovax), Janssen, Covaxin, Sinovac-CoronaVac or Sinopharm Beijing vaccines from a relevant public health body in a country or territory recognised and listed by the UK Government.