Africa travel advice

   Mauritius

Virgin Holidays

Fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Complete all-in-one health form

 

Covid-19 test on arrival

 

Covid-19 test 5 days after arrival

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Complete all-in-one health form

 

Covid-19 test on arrival

 

14-day quarantine

 

PCR test 7 days after arrival

 

PCR test 14 days after arrival

   Nigeria

Virgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

Register on the Nigeria International travel portal

 

Traveller accomodation form on arrival

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 48 hours pre-departure

 

Register on the Nigeria International travel portal

 

Traveller accomodation form on arrival

 

PCR test 7 days after arrival

 

   South Africa

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

Travel health questionaire

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Travel health questionaire

 

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*

 

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

 

Covid-19 test on arrival

 

7-day quarantine

 

   Indonesia

Virgin Atlantic Holidays

Fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 48 hours pre-departure

 

Proof of vaccination

 

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

 

PCR test on arrival

 

Proof of a paid stay of a minimum of 4 nights

 

Proof of travel insurance with minimum $25,000 cover for Covid-19 treatment

 

Letter stating their willingness to pay for treatment if infected with Covid-19

 

Visa on arrival IDR500.00 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*

 

PCR test max 4 days pre-departure

 

Health declaration form max 24 hours pre-departure

 

PCR test taken max 3 days before scheduled departure from the Maldives for tourists staying at a guesthouse.

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 4 days pre-departure

 

Health declaration form max 24 hours pre-departure

 

PCR test max 3 days before scheduled departure from the Maldives

   Pakistan

Virgin Atlantic

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

Fully vaccinated*

 

Provide contact details via PassTrack mobile app

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Medical letter if medically exempt from vaccination

 

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

 

   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 vaccinate travelers holding a recognised vaccination record will be permitted entry into Singapore for tourist purposes.

 

   Thailand

Virgin Holidays

New applications for Thailand Pass are currently closed except for Phuket Sandbox

Fully vaccinated*

 

Thailand Pass - Register online at least 7 days before travel

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Proof of medical insurance with minimum USD 50,000 cover for Covid-19 treatment

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Pre-booked PCR test to be taken on arrival

 

7-day quarantine

 

PCR test to be taken 6 days after arrival

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Thailand Pass - Register online at least 7 days before travel

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Proof of medical insurance with minimum USD 50,000 cover for Covid-19 treatment

 

Pre-booked PCR test to be taken on arrival

 

10-day quarantine

 

PCR test to be taken 9 days after arrival

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*

 

Health declaration form on arrival

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Partially / unvaccinated travellers including unvaccinated minors will need to complete a PCR Covid-19 test within 3 days of arrival OR a Rapid Antigen Test within 24 hours of arrival

 

PCR test on arrival

 

Quarantine on arrival (10 days for partially vaccinated & 14 days for unvaccinated  travellers)

 

Health declaration form on arrival

 

   Bahamas

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

In-person PCR or lateral flow test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Travel Health Visa Application

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

In-person PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Travel Health Visa Application

 

   Barbados

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

In-person lateral flow test 1 day before arrival

 

Entry documents submitted through the BIMSafe app

 

Proof of vaccination submitted through the BIMSafe app

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

In-person PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Entry documents submitted through the BIMSafe app

 

6-7 day quarantine awaiting test result

 

PCR test 5 days after arrival

 

   Cuba

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

All customers are required to complete an online Health declaration form.

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

All customers are required to complete an online Health declaration form.

 

   Dominican Republic

Virgin Holidays

Fully vaccinated*

 

Proof of vaccination to avoid randomised testing on arrival and to leave the hotel resorts

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure to avoid randomised testing on arrival and to leave the hotel resorts

 

   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

 

   Saint Lucia

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Health Screening Form

Not fully vaccinated*

 

In-person PCR test max 5 days pre-departure

 

Health screening form

 

7-day quarantine in certified accomodation

   Mexico

Virgin Holidays

Fully vaccinated*

 

Register on the Mexico Vuela Seguro platform before travel

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Register on the Mexico Vuela Seguro platform before travel

 

   Saint Vincent

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days before departure or Rapid Antigen test 24 hours before departure

 

Pre-travel arrival form

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Pre-travel arrival form

 

7-day quarantine in approved accomodation

   Tobago

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

PCR or rapid antigen test max 72 hours pre-arrival

 

Complete travel authorisation 72 hours before arrival

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Only fully vaccinated non-nationals are allowed entry into Trinidad and Tobago at this time.

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

Abu Dhabi

The UK is not currently on the Abu Dhabi green list so additional safety measures are in place.

Fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 48 hours pre-departure

 

Register on the ICA Smart Travel Service and upload proof of vaccination

 

PCR test on arrival

 

PCR test on day 4 after arrival

 

PCR test on day 8 after arrival

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 48 hours pre-departure

 

Register on the ICA Smart Travel Service

 

PCR test on arrival

 

10-day quarantine

 

PCR test on day 9 after arrival

Fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 48 hours pre-departure

 

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

Fully vaccinated*

 

PCR, NAT or LAMP test max 4 days pre-departure

 

Upload proof of vaccination to the ArriveCAN app

 

Randomised testing on arrival

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR, NAT or LAMP test max 4 days pre-departure

 

Submit quarantine plan to the ArriveCAN app

 

Mandatory testing on arrival

 

14-day quarantine

 

Testing on day 8 after arrival

 

   USA

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Please ensure you check the CDC website for the pre-departure and arrival rules which apply to you and arrive prepared at the airport.

Fully vaccinated*

 

 

FDA approved Covid-19 test max 1 day pre-departure (PCR, LAMP or antigen e.g. lateral flow)**

Self-tests must be video observed

 

Passenger Disclosure and Attestation form

 

Accepted proof of fully vaccinated status e.g. NHS COVID Pass or original CDC vaccination card

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

FDA approved Covid-19 test max 1 day pre-departure (PCR, LAMP or antigen e.g. lateral flow)**

Self-tests must be video observed

 

Passenger Disclosure and Attestation form

 

7-day quarantine
(Only for non-US citizens and non-US immigrants over 18 years old)

 

FDA-approved Covid-19 test 3-5 days after arrival
(for non-US citizens and non-US immigrants)

 

**If you’ve recovered from a documented COVID-19 case within the past 90 days (regardless of vaccination status) you may use official evidence of this as an alternative to the pre-departure test.

Travelling with children

Unvaccinated children (under 18 years old) travelling with a fully vaccinated parent or legal guardian must follow the 'Fully vaccinated' guidelines above.

In addition, children under 18 years old that aren't a US citizen or US immigrant will need to complete a Covid-19 test 3-5 days after arrival in the US.

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.