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

🔴 South Africa is currently on the UK Government's Red List. Find out more

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 and proof of vaccination

 

"Test and hold" at the airport on arrival

 

21-day quarantine in designated accomodation

 

Four tests required during quarantine

 

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*

 

PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

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

 

   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*

 

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 3 days pre-departure

 

Proof of vaccination

 

Health declaration form on arrival

 

Traveller accomodation form on arrival

 

Not fully vaccinated*

 

All customers aged 18 and over (including returning nationals and residents) must have received at least one dose of a WHO or MOHWE approved vaccine to be permitted entry into Antigua.

   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

 

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

 

   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*

 

In-person PCR test max 3 days pre-departure

 

Apply online for travel authorisation

 

Proof of vaccination

 

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

   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 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 pre-book a quarantine hotel package.

Fully vaccinated*

 

Passenger locator form

 

Proof of vaccination

 

PCR test on or before day 2 after arrival in the UK*

 

Self-isolation on arrival until you have a negative PCR test result*

 

*Applicable to passengers arriving in England after 4am on 30th November 2021

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

From 6 December 2021, all customers departing to the United States must present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within one calendar day of departure, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.

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 3 days 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 or non-eligable

 

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)

 

**From 6 December 2021, all customers departing to the United States must present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within one calendar day of departure, regardless of their vaccination status or nationality. 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.

*'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'.