Flights to China from UK: Virgin Airlines confirms the London-Shanghai resumption date

Flights to China from UK: Virgin Airlines confirms the London-Shanghai resumption date

Virgin Atlantic is on the verge of restarting its list of flights to China from UK by resuming its long-awaited London-Shanghai service, supporting daily business and travel between the United Kingdom and China.

Virgin will resume its daily flights from London to Shanghai from May 1, 2023, starting at RMB 6149 per person (economy class one-way fare from Shanghai to London).

Restrictions on cross-border travel between the two countries, which have been in place since the outbreak began in 2020, have now been relaxed, once again opening the door to foreign travelers and laying the groundwork for the resumption of flights.

Virgin Atlantic’s London-Shanghai route, affected by the outbreak, was suspended for 859 days prior to resuming flights. After resuming the flight in May, it will bring a successful conclusion to reviving Virgin’s global routes.

China has always been one of the United Kingdom’s largest trading partners. Boasting the reputation of “China’s largest city,” Shanghai is not only a world-famous international business and financial center, but also an eclectic and popular tourist destination.

From the futuristic skyline of Pudong to the famous Bund and Riverside Avenue, to the exquisite and elegant Yuyuan Garden, a classical garden in the south of the Yangtze River, the multi-cultural collision and blend are popular among British tourists.

When Virgin Atlantic returns to service between London and Shanghai, it will maintain its pre-pandemic operating arrangements with the Boeing 787-900. The flight is offered in luxury business class, prestige class, and economy class. Economy Class also provides Premium, Standard, and Light Class seats for passengers to choose from, benefiting from a rich and intimate “flight” experience.

At present, passengers flying to China do not have to show proof of vaccination before boarding, but each passenger is required to submit a valid new coronavirus nucleic acid test negative report, and fill in the China entry health declaration card.

Passengers traveling from China to the United Kingdom must provide a valid report of a negative nucleic acid test or rapid antigen test for neovascularization.

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