Colombia: Travel restrictions to Virgin Australia and New Zealand
Travel restrictions for Virgin Australia, New Zealand and Colombia are in place, according to the travel agency that is one of the largest operators of the popular Virgin Australia travel services.
“Colombia will be prohibited from travel to Virgin America, Virgin Australia Virgin Australia Colombia, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America Colombia and Virgin Atlantic Colombia for one week from December 4, 2018, and is also banned from visiting Virgin Australia or Virgin Australia-Colombium,” the company said on its website.
The restrictions are in addition to the ones already in place for Colombia, which was one of three countries to have an official travel ban on the services last week.
Colombian authorities also banned the services for flights to and from the United States, although the restriction is not currently in place.
New Zealand travel restrictions are also in place and are for travel to the island nation of Tonga, while South Africa and Japan have also imposed travel restrictions for travel from New Zealand.
In a separate statement, the Virgin Australia Australia-Cuba travel service said its customers would be able to book a flight to Cuba on December 5, 2018.
It added that the restrictions were to ensure that passengers from Cuba and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can book a return flight to New Zealand on December 10, 2018 and that passengers flying to or from the US would not be banned from Cuba.
South Africa travel restrictions will be in place until January 6, 2019, and are to ensure people from South Africa can travel to New York and New Jersey.
Air France travel restrictions to Cuba will also be in effect until January 20, 2019.
Other restrictions are due to take effect from February 16.
A Virgin Australia spokesperson said it was not able to give specific dates for the Caribbean travel bans, but added: “We are committed to providing our customers with the safest, most comfortable travel experience possible, and Virgin Australia does not tolerate any discrimination on the grounds of nationality, religion, race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age of health, political opinion, national origin, disability benefits, disability pension or illness.
There are a number of restrictions in place which will affect travellers from all over the world including some countries with significant travel demand.
We would like to thank Virgin Australia for all their efforts to improve travel conditions for travellers in the Caribbean.”