Virgin Atlantic are offering customers ‘at-home’ Covid test bundles based on the UK’s new traffic light system for travel.
The government recently announced the new traffic light system surrounding the safe reopening of international travel. In response to this, Virgin Atlantic has created a dedicated microsite which will enable customers to navigate the varied testing requirements needed for their destination. Onsite, customers can choose to either purchase an individual lateral flow antigen or PCR test, or one of the new testing bundles which can be tailored to their destination of choice. The site will present the customer with the most suitable package.
Whilst the testing bundles are based on the current travel requirements, they will be subject to regular review. Virgin Atlantic also stated that customers will be able to change their testing package if the country changes from green to amber (or vice versa).
Green destination packages start from £130 whilst amber bundles start from £179. For more details on the varying packages, click here.
CCO at Virgin Atlantic, Corneel Koster, commented:
“As the skies reopen we’re ready to ensure that we protect public health and enable our customers to book and travel smoothly with confidence. Based on the UK Government’s traffic light system, with Prenetics we have developed convenient and rapid at-home testing bundles, tailored to destination countries, including Israel which we’ll increase to double-daily services later this summer, helping customers to easily navigate new testing requirements in one simple purchase, with an important offer of flexibility to give peace of mind if a country changes tier.
“We cannot have a prohibitively expensive testing system that puts businesses, individuals, and families off travelling, which is why we are pleased to have worked closely with Prenetics to offer competitive prices for our customers and will continue to review these regularly. With the UK’s world-leading vaccine roll-out, the Government must also go further to expand the green list and significantly update the traffic light framework, enabling travel without testing and quarantine – for ‘Green’ countries and vaccinated passengers travelling to ‘Amber’ destinations.”