Virgin Atlantic to restart flights to Caribbean including Antigua and Grenada

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will be restarting flights to the Caribbean from the UK later this month.

Sir Richard Branson’s airline will be flying from London Heathrow to both Antigua and Grenada from the 26th October, operating two flights a week.

Return fares to Antigua will start from £381pp, while return fares to Grenada will start from £438pp.

At the time of writing, the Foreign Office does not advise against non-essential travel to either of the islands. However, there are some entry requirements for both islands such as providing proof of a negative COVID test.

Meanwhile, visitors will need to stay at a hotel from the island’s government-approved list if they want to be able to explore the island.

You can get the full details in the FCDO advice pages for Antigua and Grenada.


They’re not the only Caribbean islands that Virgin Atlantic is offering in its schedule.

The airline already restarted flights to Barbados and Jamaica earlier this year.

However, at the time of writing the FCDO advises against travel to Jamaica. It doesn’t advise against travel to Barbados – but you should be aware that the island does require travellers to quarantine on arrival.

You can book and find out more about the Caribbean flights on the Virgin Atlantic website.

During three-tier lockdown, the government is also advising that Brits avoid travel if they are in Tier 2 or Tier 3, although this hasn’t been set in law. We’ve got a fuller guide explaining the rules to give you a helping hand.

If you are planning a trip abroad, make sure to always check the latest FCDO advice for your chosen destination before planning, booking, or going on a trip, as this can quickly change during the pandemic.

The advice also includes essential information such as entry requirements or quarantine rules on either side.

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