This article is sponsored by Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic is celebrating the extension of the Green List to most Caribbean countries with a special sale.
It was due to end last week but has been extended to Tuesday 6th July due to strong demand.
What does Green List status mean?
Because these destinations are now on the UK Government Green List, you will not have to quarantine on your return to the UK.
The only testing required is the standard pre-departure test and a ‘Day 0-2’ PCR test. You can either take this at the airport as soon as you arrive home, if testing facilities are available, or arrange to take a test – postal tests are accepted – during the first two days you are back in the UK. You do NOT need to quarantine until your test result is received.
What destinations are included in the Virgin Atlantic sale?
Special deals are available on flights to:
- St Vincent
You can depart from London Heathrow or also, for Barbados, Manchester.
The savings on offer are:
- £20 off Economy Light, Classic and Delight
- £50 off Premium Economy
- £200 off Upper Class
The discounts are factored in to the prices shown on the Virgin Atlantic website.
These deals are for flight only bookings, not Virgin Holidays packages. Children under 12 pay 75% of the adult base fare. Infants under the age of two who do not require a seat pay 10% of the adult fare. No discount is given on taxes, fees and charges.
When do I need to travel?
There is a lot of flexibility here to fit in a trip at a time that suits you.
Whilst you need to book by 23.59 on Tuesday 6th July, you can travel up to and including 15th December 2021.
How am I protected if the rules change and/or I can’t travel?
You can take a look at Virgin Atlantic’s coronavirus policies here.
For all flights and holidays up to 30th April 2022, you can:
- change your dates as often as you like (no change fee but any difference in fare must be paid)
- change your destination (no change fee but any difference in fare must be paid)
- make one name change (if you or one of your party can no longer travel)
The only restriction is that all travel must be completed by 30th April 2023.
Changes can be made at any point up to your original departure date for flight bookings, and up to three weeks before travel for Virgin Holidays bookings.
How should I pay for my tickets?
To maximise your miles when paying, your best bet is one of the two Virgin Atlantic Reward credit cards. These earn double miles (3 per £1 on the paid card or 1.5 per £1 on the free card) when you book at virginatlantic.com.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is another good choice, since you earn double points (2 per £1) on all flight bookings made directly with an airline.
The Virgin Atlantic Caribbean sale is only running until the end of Tuesday. If you want to give yourself something to look forward to, you should lock in your booking now.
The dedicated Caribbean page of the Virgin Atlantic website is here.