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Article from BTNews 25 OCTOBER 2021

Flights to South Africa

South Africa, always a popular destination during the winter, is to gain extra flights for the year-end holiday period.  It is on the British green list for the return and for entry proof of a negative PCR test is required.  A visa is not necessary for tourists.

British Airways (BA) and Virgin Atlantic will offer flights to both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

With BA there is a minimum of daily non-stop 11hr 35min services to South Africa’s largest city and for the southern capital three times weekly taking 11hr 45min.

With Virgin Atlantic from 8 November, flights from Heathrow to Johannesburg will increase from three times a week to a daily service.  

The relaunch of the airline’s Heathrow to Cape Town service is also being brought forward, following a huge surge in customer demand.  From 17 December, Virgin Atlantic will fly three times weekly to the destination famed for its breath-taking scenery and its world-famous wine region.

Virgin Atlantic’s South African services will both operate on the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9, with 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats. Flights are available to book now from £478 per person return to Johannesburg, and Cape Town services go on sale from 16 October from £578 per person return.  

Virgin Atlantic offers unlimited free date and flight changes for new bookings as part of a series of enhancements to give further flexibility to customers and support their future travel plans.

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