Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Boise to China
China has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except Chinese nationals, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan passport holders, and travelers with diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas, or visas issued after March 28, 2020.
China has suspended all direct flights from the UK.
Foreign nationals with residence permit with the purpose of work, personal matter and reunion can re-enter China. Holders of expired residence permits can apply for a new one.
Foreign nationals coming to the mainland of China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities, or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.
Foreign nationals must complete a "Health Declaration Form" and present upon arrival.
Chinese nationals arriving from Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Colombia, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam or Zambia must have a green QR code with a must declare their health status for 14 days in the WeChat app "FANG YI JIAN KANG MA GUO JI BAN". A green QR code generated from the program must be presented before departure. Chinese nationals arriving from the following countries will need a COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued within 3 days prior to departure to generate this code.
Foreign nationals arriving from the abovementioned countries must have a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate. The form can be obtained with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days before departure
Travelers arriving from Taiwan must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
Travelers arriving from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Syria, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, US or Zimbabwe must have a green QR code with a must declare their health status for 14 days in the WeChat app "FANG YI JIAN KANG MA GUO JI BAN". A green QR code generated from the program must be presented before departure. Travelers arriving from the following countries will need a COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued within 48 hours and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 48 hours prior departure prior to departure to generate this code. Travelers not arriving directly in China must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new Health Declaration Form in each transit country.
Foreign nationals arriving from the abovementioned countries must have a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate. The form can be obtained with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 48 hours before departure. Travelers not arriving directly in China must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new Health Declaration Form in each transit country.
Travelers arriving at Beijing (PEK), Guangzhou (CAN), Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA), Shanghai Pudong (PVG), Shenzhen (SZX) or Xiamen (XMN) are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
Airline crew with a layover at the above airports must undergo NAT inside the passenger terminal, then self-isolate at their hotel temporarily before acquiring the NAT results.
There are currently 407 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CN and 4,846 deaths as of May 11 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to China up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Easy boarding procedure."
Cons: "Seat was broken. The seat's back kept returning forward. Not a lot of water and snack we're given for flight this long."
Cons: "I am an average-size person but even for me I found the seats were small and uncomfortable."
Pros: "Great customer service"
Cons: "On time departure"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Pros: "All ran on time. Crew okay"
Cons: "Seat uncomfortable. Food awful. For such a long trip-impossible to be comfortable in economy."
Pros: "Planecdmlty. Had the tow to myself! Food and crew excellent ."
Pros: "I got some sleep. Crew was pleasant. Plane is pretty and clean."
Cons: "Old men on both sides of me ... not the best conversationalists."
Cons: "Could have a better"
Pros: "Quite comfortable, met my expectations and I slept well. On board team were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Lounge in TPE is awful! Over crowded, noisy and a mess. I wouldn’t fly CI again just from the lounge experience."
Pros: "Comfy 777. IFE screen is bigger than other planes. Facilities are newer. It seems to be quiter too."
Cons: "There is one option for the breakfast."
Pros: "The air line reported 2 of my luggages as delayed and I still have not heard news on my 3rd missing luggage"
Cons: "How can u loose a luggage"
Cons: "Terrible experience. 3 hours on tarmac, no hotel, lost a night of sleep. Booked with United and am waiting to hear back from Kayak for my refund. Kayak did not impress me at all either, very poor communication. Still no email acknowledging the refund. Please contact me so this can be resolved and I can stop stressing. Email is best since I have another flight."
Pros: "The food and entertainment was excellent. Thr crew are friendly and luxurious plane comforts make it worth the trip paid for."
Cons: "Not enough fresh air, breathing quality was poor before take off. We had fumes from jet gases leaking in through the air conditioning, but once the plane departed the quality improved."
Pros: "I like the boarding because they went by zone. I also like the food and drink that was provided."
Cons: "I didn't like the restroom it was too small to go number 2 in."
Pros: "Super nice service from the crew on the flight. And the young woman at the check-in counter in San Francisco was terrifically friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Flight was just slightly delayed leaving in both San Francisco and Taipei. But the headwinds (certainly no fault of China Airlines!) made us 45 minutes late in Taipei, making us a little anxious about making connections, especially when we saw the long line to x-ray baggage going from one terminal to the next."
Pros: "Crew was excellent."
Cons: "kind of an old airplane. Food tray was broken. Display was not functional."
Pros: "Staff is friendly and accommodating"
Cons: "The cleanliness of the plane"
Pros: "I like entertainment and food.. taste is good.."
Cons: "Rehydrated food"
Pros: "i like their food ."
Cons: "2 hours late because of mechanical issues. They offered food with no water or juice - later only coffee or tea on a 3 and a half hour flight. Staff was not the friendliest - asked for water twice, was told just a moment but was never brought any. How do you not give people water on flight over 3 hours? I would have even paid for it. I have a history of heart failure and was worried because my ankles were swelling and my legs were tingling. We missed our bus because of the delay, The airline staff in taiwan took all of our travel info and said they would help us book other transport to get where we were going in Cambodia. When we got to Cambodia the check-in desk was closed so info told us to go to the china airlines office - we waited almost an hour and still no one showed up (middle of the afternoon). Had to pay 6x the price to get to Sihanoukville plus we weren't able to get a refund on the bus tickets. Crying, screaming kids in front of us kept standing up on the seats so no one behind them could see the TV - staff said nothing. Terrible experience."
Pros: "Regular water and juice served throughout entire flight was much appreciated. Lots of movie options for those who cannot sleep."
Cons: "Seats so close together, man behind me kicking my seat in his sleep for 12 hours. No snacks in between meals. Hindu meal should be vegetarian but had meat. My request on both round trip flights for a window or aisle were not honored."
Cons: "Warm wash cloth must not be eliminated especially for long flights. I was not able to charge my phone since the outlet was non-functional. The flight experience wasn't that bad with the budget price of the ticket. Over-all it was okay."
Cons: "Waiting anoher 4 hours for a plane to leave."
Cons: "Airline somehow cancelled our spot on the flight without us knowing, only found out when we were doing the checkin at the airport. What followed was an hour and half of international phone calls to try to sort this mess out. Ended up with us having to go to an airport an hour away to catch another flight so we don't miss our trip. Terrible terrible experience and stressful."
Pros: "Nice crew, decent food"
Cons: "Seats even narrower than the 777-309ER"
Pros: "Ground crew facilitated the flow of the very long line, making sure it's moving along. The flight crew were helpful in finding a spot for your carry on and were always there when I needed assistance. Food was good but the Taipei-Manila flight, there was only one choice of meal."
Pros: "Flights were on time no delays. Considering it was a really long flights w connections its great that they are on time. Cabin attendants excellent!"
Pros: "Staff and crew were nice and courteous to passengers."
Cons: "Digital Screen are too small. Video quality is not good."
Pros: "Flight boarded in reasonable time, crew was professional, courteous."
Pros: "I got business class and I'm not sure why? Was it because it was my birthday?"
Pros: "Good staff got there on time"
Pros: "The crew on ground and inflight all display the same attention to details professionalism and courtesy. Inflight food is the best, truly first rate."
Pros: "The dedication of the crew and smooth boarding process reflect the company operational processes well executed."
Pros: "Had a nice flight back from Taipei to JFK on China Airlines in premium economy. Compared to economy, I was quite happy with the comfortable far-reclining seats and more than enough leg room. My one complaint is food. I'm a vegetarian and the veg options were awful...simply not acceptable. And giving passengers the full can of soda/beverage would be nice. Most adults drink more than a shot glass worth of soda or juice. Or at least fill the cup a bit more."
Pros: "Crew is friendly and patient."
Cons: "Meals were terrible and came in bird size portions. I'm petite and still didnt think the portions were enough. On top of that, the food was unappetizing. I only ate rice because the fish looked horrible. Boarding was a mess. The airline ground crew were ineffective in new york and manila. Our flight was delayed because they couldn't board everyone in time. Premium economy is pretty good- seats are large. Economy is a zoo. Don't think I'll be travelling with China Airlines again soon."
Pros: "I've been taking CI to Taiwan since I was a little kid. My flight to Seoul via Taipei was a bit uncomfortable bc the flight was fully packed and even though I had an aisle seat, the person sitting in the middle was hogging up all my space . Once I landed in Taipei and went on next flight to my destination at Seoul, that flight was much more comfortable and less people. On my return direct flight from Taipei to JFK seats were comfy and service is always attentive. I enjoy taking china airlines and can always rely on their service and clean planes"
Cons: "The new interior decoration seems outdated and gives a weird vibe."
Pros: "Clean plane."
Cons: "The dinner upset my stomach, leading me to get sick once I got home."
Pros: "Staff and service was great from Sapporo to Taipei. Only because we got upgraded"
Cons: "Can't complain about the free upgrade and also the service was excellent from Sapporo to Taipei. Crew and staff was great. Food not so good."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled, no notice, made us go off site to explore other options, no solution, booked another airline"
Pros: "Plane was clean and staff were accommodating."
Pros: "The crew didn't nag that I can't watch a movie on my mobile, even during take off and landing. That's highly appreciated. I also could tallies my GoPro during the entire flight, no negative comments from the crew, unlike many other regional carriers here."
Cons: "The IFE screens are very small and dated. There are big IFE boxes under the seats limiting your feet real estate. Food was mediocre at best."
Pros: "Crew changed my seat after finding out my chair was broken"
Cons: "my chair was broken and wouldn't lean back. i felt really thirsty a lot of the plane ride"
Cons: "They make you stay in China overnight EVERY flight layover......even by saying the weather is bad......others on my cancelled flight told me they'd waited 2 days for a flight but keep being sent back to a hotel"
Cons: "very good experience over all"
Pros: "See Above"
Cons: "See Above"
Pros: "The crew was very courteous and professional."
Cons: "The reason China Airlines provided for the delayed flight was bogus. China Airlines claimed there was a weather problem. However, Eva Airlines had an exact flight from BKK to Taipei that was not delayed due to "weather problems". Another passenger said she checked China Airlines ratings and found that many have complained about China Airlines record for timeliness. Lastly, another passenger checked the weather and did not find any "weather problems"."
Airlines flying from Boise to China have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Boise to China
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Boise to China
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Boise to China
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Boise to China
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Boise to China