Virgin Atlantic will resume service to Antigua and Grenada from Monday October 26.

Both routes were suspended with the onset of Covid-19, but the carrier will now offer twice weekly flights to both islands from London Heathrow, using its B787-9 aircraft.

They will join existing Caribbean services Barbados (four flights per week) and Montego Bay in Jamaica (two flights per week). Earlier this month rival carrier British Airways launched new flights between Gatwick and Montego Bay.

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Both Antigua and Grenada are currently included in the UK government’s travel corridor list, meaning travellers are not required to self-isolate when arriving into the UK from either island.

However visitors to both islands must show a negative PCR test taken in the seven days prior to arrival, and will be subject to health screening at the airport. Visitors to Grenada must travel to their hotel on arrival, and take a second PCR test on day four of their stay, after which they are free to explore the rest of the island.

Further Virgin Atlantic route resumptions in the coming weeks include Heathrow-Boston on November 21, and flights to Lahore, Islamabad and Cape Town scheduled for December. The carrier said that “more routes will be added in 2021 in line with customer demand”.

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