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*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Register on the Nigeria International travel portal

 

Traveller accomodation form on arrival

 

PCR test 7 days after arrival

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days 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*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

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 3 days pre-departure

 

Online health declaration form

 

"Test and hold" at the airport on arrival

 

21-day quarantine in designated accomodation

 

Four tests required during quarantine

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Online health declaration form

 

"Test and hold" at the airport on arrival

 

21-day quarantine in designated accomodation

 

Four tests required during quarantine

 

   India

Virgin Atlantic

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

† From 25th October 2021, testing on arrival and quarantine will not be required for fully vaccinated customers travelling to India from several countries including the UK.

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

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

 

   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 max 3 days before scheduled departure from the Maldives

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*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Provide contact details via PassTrack mobile app

 

Covid-19 test on arrival

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Medical letter if medically exempt from vaccination

 

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

 

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*

 

In-person PCR test max 4 days pre-departure

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Health declaration form on arrival

 

Traveller accomodation form on arrival

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

In-person PCR test max 4 days pre-departure

 

Health declaration form on arrival

 

Traveller accomodation form on arrival

 

14-day quarantine on arrival

 

   Bahamas

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

In-person PCR test max 5 days pre-departure

 

Travel Health Visa Application

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

In-person PCR test max 5 days pre-departure

 

Travel Health Visa Application

 

   Barbados

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

In-person PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Entry documents submitted through the BIMSafe app

 

Proof of vaccination submitted through the BIMSafe app

 

PCR test on arrival

 

1-2 day quarantine awaiting test result

 

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

🔴  Cuba is on the UK Government's red list. Find out what this means on our UK travel advice page.

   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*

 

In-person PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Apply online for travel authorisation

 

Proof of vaccination

 

PCR test on arrival

 

1-2 day quarantine awaiting test result

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

In-person PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Apply online for travel authorisation

 

6-7 day quarantine awaiting test result

 

PCR test 5 days after arrival

 

   Jamaica

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

In-person PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Apply online for travel authorisation

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Quarantine duration depends on your reason for travel

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

In-person PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Apply online for travel authorisation

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Quarantine duration depends on your reason for travel

 

   Saint Lucia

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

In-person PCR test max 5 days pre-departure

 

Pre-arrival registration form

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

In-person PCR test max 5 days pre-departure

 

Pre-arrival registration form

 

14-day quarantine in certified accomodation

   Saint Vincent

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

Fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Pre-travel arrival form

 

Proof of vaccination

 

2-day quarantine in approved accomodation

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Pre-travel arrival form

 

14-day quarantine in approved accomodation

Middle East travel advice

   Israel

Virgin Atlantic

Only Israeli nationals and Israeli resident permit holders are permitted entry into Israel, provided all other entry requirements are met.

Fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Inbound Passenger statement form

 

PCR test on arrival

 

14-day quarantine with limited exeptions

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Inbound Passenger statement form

 

PCR test on arrival

 

14-day quarantine with limited exeptions

   United Arab Emirates

Virgin Holidays

Abu Dhabi

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

Fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 2 days 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 2 days pre-departure

 

Register on the ICA Smart Travel Service

 

PCR test on arrival

 

10-day quarantine

 

PCR test on day 6 after arrival

Fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Health declaration form

 

Quarantine form

 

Register on the DXB Smart App

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Health declaration form

 

Quarantine form

 

Register on the DXB Smart App

 

UK travel advice

   United Kingdom

Virgin HolidaysVirgin Atlantic

If travelling to England from a red list country, you must book a quarantine hotel package, even if fully vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated*

 

Passenger locator form

 

Proof of vaccination

 

PCR test on day 2 after arrival. Lateral flow test from 24th October.

Not fully vaccinated*

 

Lateral flow test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Passenger locator form

 

10-day self-isolation on arrival

 

PCR test on day 2 after arrival

 

PCR test on day 8 after arrival

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

The United States will remove travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international visitors from 8th November 2021.

Fully vaccinated*

 

FDA approved lateral flow test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Digital Passenger Disclosure and Attestation form

 

Health declaration form on arrival or on the flight

 

Quarantine requirements vary between US states

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

FDA approved lateral flow test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Digital Passenger Disclosure and Attestation form

 

Health declaration form on arrival or on the flight

 

Quarantine requirements vary between US states

 

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.

*'Fully vaccinated' means you have received two doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen vaccine, at least two weeks before travelling and can show evidence. Otherwise, see guidance for 'Not fully vaccinated'.