Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Charlotte to Okinawa
Japan will allow the entry of foreign nationals who need to move to Japan to study, work or join their family, subject to necessary visa requirements. Foreign nationals visiting for short-term business purposes are also permitted to enter, provided that they have a visa. However, the number of people permitted to enter Japan under these rules will be restricted, with priority given to those moving to Japan.
From December 24, Japan has restricted travelers arriving from the UK.
Starting November 1, all foreign nationals with the status of residence with a valid re-entry permit, are not required to obtain “the Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Required Documentation for Re-entry into Japan” or “Receipt for Request of Re-entry” when re-entering Japan from countries designated as an area subject to denial of permission to enter Japan.
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Residents of Japan with “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” or “Long Term Resident” status who departed Japan with Re-entry Permission by April 2, 2020 may still re-enter the country, even if they have been in one of the above countries. Starting from 1 September, these travelers will also need to apply to their nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate to receive a “Re-entry Confirmation Letter”, and may need to provide a PCR test result on arrival. Check the Japanese government’s advice on this process on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Nationals of China with passports issued in Hubei Province or Zhejiang Province may not enter the country unless they can prove that they haven’t been in those provinces in the past 14 days.
Travelers who were on the cruise ship ‘Westerdam’ may not enter the country unless they’re nationals of Japan.
Nationals of Japan, their spouses and children who can present proof, travelers with Special Permanent Residence Permits with re-entry permits from a regional immigration officer, and US military personnel may still enter the country.
Travelers and airline crew who have been in any of the countries listed so far in the past 14 days must submit a quarantine questionnaire and undergo a PCR test upon arrival.
Special rules apply to airline crew members entering Japan. Crew members must submit quarantine questionnaires and “Plan of Stay in Japan” declarations. Crews should adhere to the instructions provided in the quarantine document “Notice: For Crews boarding vehicles from areas subject to strengthened quarantine.” Airlines should arrange chartered vehicles (as opposed to public transportation) to transport crews between the airport and their hotel, and ensure that crews comply with the other rules during their stay in Japan.
Visa exemption for travelers from many countries has been suspended, and visas from certain countries have been invalidated. For more info, check here.
All travelers, including Japanese nationals, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of their flight departure time.
Japanese nationals and residents are also required to sign and submit a Written Pledge when entering Japan.
Residents of Japan with re-entry permit must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The certificate must be in English and the test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure and the sample collection method must be 'nasopharyngeal swab' or 'saliva'. Check the Japanese government’s advice on this process on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Travelers who are Japanese nationals and residents arriving from the UK or South Africa are subject to a 3-day self-isolation at a location designated by the quarantine station chief. On the third day they are required to take the COVID-19 test again. If the test is negative they will be allowed to continue the 14-day self-isolation as set out below. In addition, they are required to pledge to keep the location information and installing a COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA) when entering Japan.
All travelers entering Japan, including Japanese nationals, residents and dual national citizens, are required to take a PCR test at the airport and self-isolate for 14 days at a designated location (such as a hotel or own residence). In some cases, travelers may be asked to quarantine at an airport facility until test results return. During the 14 day quarantine period, travelers are not permitted to use any form of public transportation, including taxis, trains, and domestic flights.
Travelers transiting through Tokyo (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day.
There are currently 291 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in JP and 24 deaths as of May 7 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 23h 05m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on United Airlines ($434) and Multiple Airlines ($519), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on United Airlines ($574) and ANA ($747).
From Charlotte to Okinawa, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Okinawa back to Charlotte , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Charlotte you will be using Charlotte Douglas, often referred to as Charlotte Airport. You will be landing at Okinawa Naha, also known as Okinawa Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Space and courteousness"
Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Slightly delayed"
Pros: "Wow! That sums it up. Premium coach was like first class on some other airlines. This is by far the best airline I've ever flown."
Cons: "The website doesn't work very well. It's also difficult to navigate."
Pros: "There was a lot of leg room and updated features. Also the candy they gave out was good."
Cons: "The food was not to my liking,"
Pros: "boarding was super easy. the airline crew members are very polite and accommodating to any request or concern you might have."
Cons: "Less delays"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and attentive. They look after the customers."
Cons: "I can't think of anything that could have been better."
Pros: "The staff of ANA took superb care of us from the moment we entered the airport (both SEA and NRT); kindness, excellent food (choose the seafood diet, the food is excellent and you get served first!) and helpful directions in English whenever we looked the slightest bit confused. I will always look to fly ANA going forward. oh, and comfortable economy seats; enough room (I am 6'2") and no numb bum."
Cons: "Boarding is done by a bus trip onto the tarmac, then you take the rolling stairs up into the plane. No in flight entertainment of any sort."
Pros: "Perhaps the most courteous airline I’ve experienced."
Pros: "Flight departed on time, landed on time....excellent service, too."
Cons: "It was a short hopper so didn't mind much. I actually slept on this plane."
Pros: "Great service, on time."
Cons: "Seats were designed for Japanese folks. Nothing like being stuffed into a center seat with narrow seats."
Cons: "No available slippers for economy class. I’m a star alliance gold and other star alliance airlines member provide the said amenity."
Pros: "Loved that they offered us ANA postcards on the flight in to send home. I loved that they gave the kids inflatable ANA airplanes. Loved that they were accommodating with our Carry on luggage"
Pros: "Plane not full so had 2 seats to myself. Stewardesses nice but didn’t all speak English."
Cons: "Only got asked for a drink one time. I could have used a snack,but I was trying to sleep so maybe they just didn’t disturb me. Left bright lights on whole trip. No Wi-Fi on this flight available."
Pros: "Economy premium was very comfortable. Best service I’ve had on an airplane since Pan American days."
Cons: "I didn’t like the boarding process one long line. However, it moved quickly and unlike American airlines there was plenty of overhead space. They let you check 2 bags free. Of course, it is an international flight."
Pros: "Boarding was easy and efficient. Crew was tirelessly courteous and respectful. The entertainment system had a good selection, but I've seen better. The food and drink service was excellent. Seats had charging jackass for phones. I'd fly with them again"
Cons: "Internet was more expensive than it should be"
Pros: "The price was cheap ($100 for 2 people), and the service on ANA was great."
Cons: "Plane was a bit noisy, and it was a little confusing as to when we could board (but it was okay)"
Pros: "crew and food was great"
Cons: "seat cushion was a bit on the dead side."
Cons: "Salad and fruit came Frozen"
Pros: "The quality of your aircraft. Clean, modern, plenty of leg room."
Cons: "The "meal" served about 1.5 hours after takeoff was just a very light snack. Nothing substantial. Could have been more food."
Pros: "Service and food were great."
Cons: "That I was listed as standby when I went to check in; I eventually got my ticket and my preferred seat selection."
Pros: "easy check in."
Cons: "can't choose my own seats."
Pros: "Customer service on ANA was as stellar as always."
Cons: "Chairs are uncomfortably small for an international flight. Was fairly surprised since it's such a long flight."
Pros: "It was short."
Cons: "Two key issues: 1. Split up seating 2. Required to pick up and check baggage with limited time due to customs check. 1. They split up all four of our seats (despite booking more than 30 days in advance). Our seven (7) year old daughter was by her self. So was our fifteen (15) year old son. When we addressed it to baggage check (part of major issue number 2), they put two seats together, across an aisle, with both children in them. We obviously just sat one of the adults with the seven year old. This was not just us. SEVERAL families had children seated alone and spread all over the plane. ANA needs to require grouped seating for children under thirteen (13) years old with an adult. 2. Tokyo Haneda is the only airport I can think of where I have to pick up and check baggage again just to clear customs. The flights were 1 hour and 45 minutes apart. With nearly an hour dedicated to getting baggage claimed and getting through customs, we barely had time to fix two of our split seats (see issue 1) and rush via a free bus route that took 6 minutes (luckily we were first stop) to get us to domestic terminal 2. We were then lucky again because we made it through security quickly and our gate happened to be right next to the security check we chose. Another side piece: Haneda Domestic Terminal 2 has four security check areas (A-D). We saw no identifying marks indicating which were closest to which gate. Our bags have already been through a bag check process. Feel free to run them through security scans. Don’t make us wait to collect them just to walk them through the customs desk and check them again."
Pros: "Seating was comfortable, staff were very attentive and obliging, offered tea, coffee water etc frequently. Blankets were also on offer. No comments to make in food or entertainment as not on offer ( as a domestic flight would not expect them)."
Pros: "They came around often to see if we needed water or anything. Food was good."
Cons: "Tray is too small and not able to use the entertainment system because it is too short for a tall person. I would be staring down the entire time."
Pros: "Seats and service"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Good food and cabin service. Accommodating in connecting flight arrangements."
Cons: "Left an hour late because of slow ground service and poor scheduling. Extremely uncomfortable seats."
Cons: "I missed it due to delayed flight from LAX"
Pros: "I slept through the flight from take off to landing."
Cons: "The cranky infant a few rows behind."
Pros: "Staff was pleasant, food was good, decent movies overall."
Cons: "Cramped for average size American man. 5'10", can't imagine being 6' 2" or taller flying coach."
Pros: "Comfort... enough room for relax"
Cons: "Missed my flight over a misscommunication on getting to the airport. Thete was not sufficient time to arrive more than an hour early due to the fact Gimpo airport opens at 6am and the flight was at 7:45. When I arrived I was not allowed to check in or board and no one wanted to help me find out what to do. They suggested I call my ticketing agent. Thankfully they were helpful but they mentioned the ANA SHOULD have helped me find the next available flight but the representative kept repeating it was not her job. Finally she looked and said there were no available flights and tried to push me to buy another ticket through another company. My ticketing agent helped after she heard what happened and rebooked my flight for the next day. Hopefully everything goes smoothly but ANA staff at Gimpo were a bit of a nightmare to deal with"
Cons: "No snaks"
Pros: "The service was good. The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "I missed the Thai crew. The crew was from Japan. No complaints about them."
Pros: "The food on board was great! Crew members were friendly!"
Pros: "Great service, excellent and curteous. Clean cabin"
Cons: "Food can be improved, economy seats are tight. Movie selection not as vast as SQ and Cathay."
Pros: "the food, service, and efficiency"
Cons: "The really long layovers"
Pros: "Staff are very attentive and helpful; the entertainment system is top class"
Cons: "On boarding, the markers for "business" and "diamond" class are only distinguished by a (low) signpost at the head of the queue. If you're further back or not so tall s difficult to see which queue is correct... quite a few people (not me fortunately!) got turned away because they don't know ANA's boarding system. Also a problem with boarding at HND where the overhead monitors show BIz but not First/Diamond. As some other reviews pointed out, BBC news just didn't work. CNN worked intermittently."
Pros: "Great service, I'd definitely fly again."
Pros: "My Marine son and I traveled ANA from Okinawa to Hiroshima. We had to be bussed out to our plane but it was so worth it because we were on a Star Wars plane."
Cons: "My son and I had made separate reservations and they lost his. however he was able to get on the flight and they sat us together."
Cons: "I waited 20 minutes for my baggage to return"
Pros: "Entertainment system, comfort of the seats, staff, food, basically everything!"
Cons: "It said that the plane was capable of WiFi, but the flight didn't have it, probably just because the route is too short."
Pros: "Not overcrowded"
Cons: "Short flight, needed to purchase food"
Pros: "The staff were polite and highly professional. It was an enjoyable flight."
Pros: "The space, movies, & comfort"
Cons: "The food selection."
Pros: "Very efficient, very fast boarding. Crew was polite."
Pros: "Complimentary First Class."
Cons: "Clean plane better"
Pros: "Decent crew"
Cons: "Seat pitch and comfort. Food utensils VERY flimsy"
Pros: "Crew did the best they could."
Cons: "Flight was repeatedly delayed and until it became impossible to make my connection. Everything is rebooked and I haven’t left yet."
Cons: "Luthsansa sent the reminder 30 prior the flight that was a delay on the flight operated by United. I called customer service they do don’t helped and hanged up twice. Finally after waiting for an hour on the airport the same flight was change 4 times more. A manager in United got us in a different flight but we arrived 40 minutes later to Madrid and missed our connection to our other flight. I had to buy a one way expensive tickets because my connection was loss due to the issues with the FL rigth from Charlotte"
Pros: "Fantastic service and very poloce staff."
Pros: "Everything was very good"
Pros: "A bit more leg and knee room."
Pros: "On time schedule!"
Cons: "They never have enough food selections in First Class"
Pros: "Quick boarding and on time take off"
Cons: "Nothing to report!"
Cons: "Small plane"
Pros: "Boarding was earlier than schedule."
Pros: "Staff, modern plane"
Cons: "Seats where slightly small"
Pros: "The Way the customer service guy, Derek, handled the situation in Denver, CO, was excellent I'd really give him a star, went above and beyond my expectations. Put me on the next flight and gave me a food voucher."
Cons: "The first flight got delayed, was supposed to work night shift, was late, had to call in sick, and not sure what my manager will do after this."
Pros: "The flight attendants were excellent! They really communicated with the passengers regarding connecting flights and flight time delays."
Cons: "Way too small and skimpy seats, I felt like I was in a jump seat getting ready to jump out with a parachute!"
Pros: "The staff and crew were very helpful, especially in helping catch my connection. Which leads to the dislike."
Cons: "Nothing but delays. Before we boarded...delay. Before we left the gate...delay. Before we left the taxiway...delay. Before we landed...delay. Many on the flight missing, or having tight connections."
Pros: "Flying first class"
Pros: "Pilots ability, cleanliness of jet, gracious cabin crew"
Cons: "Wish it was a larger aircraft with more comfortable seats"
Pros: "Crew great"
Cons: "Wi-Fi charge sucks"
Pros: "Plane took very late. No air conditioning for quite a long time before airplane took off."
Cons: "Never seems to happen to me on other airlines"
Pros: "The service"
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly."
Cons: "AgainThe person next to me was so obese she needed two extenqders. She was taking up her seat and most of her neighbors, she was in the middle. I was literally pinned against the aisle arm rest. It was a full flight and I wasn't able to be moved. For the entire flight I was cramped and pinned with no where to go."
Pros: "all went well...no issues"
Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly."
Cons: "The most uncomfortable seat I have ever ridden on a flight. My back and posterior were in pain for over a day after the flight. Terrible treatment of passengers to pack a few more people in like cattle. Thinnest seats I have ever seen that felt and looked like hard plastic. This was an Embraer 175 jet...will never fly on one of these again. Had a hard landing in excellent weather. Flew the same route back to Charlotte on an American Airlines A320...these seats were comfortable and the landing was smooth even with a 20mph crosswind."
Pros: "Delayed Flight, late flight attendant that delayed flight 1.5 hr. Causing many to miss overseas connections. Changed arrival terminal."
Cons: "Explained flight delay due to one attendant not showing up. Needs to be a better back up system."
Pros: "priority boarding; seat;"
Cons: "snacks selection was limited"
Pros: "Ease of security and boarding. Friendly and accommodating staff. No concerns at all."
Pros: "Despite weather delay, the flight crew was very energetic and in a positive mood."
Pros: "No long waits. Smooth travel."
Pros: "Uneventful. Pleasant staff."
Cons: "Airplane seats, they're never very comfortable. Unfair to have to pay more for exit row. Headrests and seats are just not pleasant."
Cons: "Customer service preflight was atrocious. I will never fly united again"
Pros: "Nice and happy/friendly people working for the airline..will take this airline again"
Pros: "They lied"
Cons: "The delays all day!"
Pros: "On time quick flight"
Cons: "Snack not much. No entertainment. Not much legroom."
Pros: "Compared to other aircrafts i've recently been on, this aircraft was very comfy"
Pros: "Everything no line Quick best ride I ever had Thankyou"
Pros: "Everything went smooth."
Pros: "Found what was expected from the flight. Hats up to the take off that happened on time in a busy airport."
Cons: "Aircraft is tiny and seats are narrow."
Cons: "We received a notification 2 hours before our Friday flight that it was cancelled, rescheduled for 24 hours later with no help in finding alternate options. All United employees were rude and non helpful. We were forced to switch airlines to Delta, and I will never fly United again. Very disappointing, we got into Chicago Friday night at 12PM CST, 1AM"
Pros: "I liked the snacks and I liked how I got to volunteer check my bag"
Cons: "The seating room was extremely uncomfortable"
Cons: "I got to the airport 40 minutes early. The flight was out at 6:20, I was there by 5:40. They did not let me print out a boarding pass. I could see the gate from the security line and the security line was EMPTY. There was no reason for them not to let me get on the plane, but they ended up scheduling me for a flight to Denver with the connecting flight in the morning- delaying my trip 24 hrs and charging me an extra 125$!!! I ended up paying an extra 85$ to American and was able to get to PHX that afternoon! The ladies at United were straight up RUDE too. When I told the lady at the counter my name she rolled her eyes."
Cons: "There was a delayed my flight, arrived late, delayed in the plane getting off, nothing but delays."
Pros: "Wine was good and generous pours were nice."
Cons: "Turkey was terrible never offer it again. Bread was stale. Get better coffee"
Pros: "The snack"
Cons: "For the price I paid, it was a terrible seat, no room with 2 people sitting on either side."
Pros: "Flights were on time..."
Cons: "Complimentary wifi was on the fritz"
Pros: "Everything, service, timing. Great job"
Airlines flying from Charlotte to Okinawa 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 Charlotte to Okinawa
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Charlotte to Okinawa
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Charlotte to Okinawa
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Charlotte to Okinawa
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Charlotte to Okinawa