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SLU | Sep 22, 2022

Virgin Atlantic returns to St Lucia

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Virgin Atlantic is returning to St Lucia and set to relaunch its winter service to the Caribbean island destination. 

The St Lucia Tourism Authority confirmed that Virgin will kickstart flights from London Heathrow to St Lucia on October 31.

The British carrier will be operating the service to St Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

The route will operate through March 25, 2023 with flights taking about nine hours. 

ST LUCIA DROPPED ALMOST ALL COVID-RELATED TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AS OF SEPT 5

The new Virgin Atlantic flights will complement existing United Kingdom service from both British Airways and TUI Airways from London-Gatwick. 

The additional airlift from Virgin Atlantic comes as the island reports that it has achieved an 80 per cent recovery of its pre-pandemic tourism numbers. As of September 5, St Lucia has dropped almost all COVID-related travel restrictions, with the rules applicable to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers.

This means there is no longer a need to do any testing before travel or on arrival, regardless of your vaccination status. However, travellers are still required to fill in a Health Screening Form, which should be printed and completed before arrival.

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