Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
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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.
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 1,199 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CN and 4,743 deaths as of Dec 2 2020
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 22h 00m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($638) and China Eastern ($2,892), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($1,916).
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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 Shenzhen from Chicago O'Hare Airport 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: "I’m a vegetarian, they made it easy with the online ticket note. I appreciated the thoughtfulness."
Cons: "Small leg room but plenty of overhead space for luggage. Don’t forget you can only have 5kg of personal item and 10kg of carry on luggage. Not many people follow the rule but they will make you pay. I paid for heavy checked bag and still had to take items out... not sure if that’s just me!"
Pros: "The amenity Kit for the business called my attention. Well chosen and good."
Cons: "The temperature of the cabin was terrible. too hot in a flight of 14hours"
Pros: "There was nothing to complaint about. Thanks for the great sevices!"
Cons: "Nothing yet."
Pros: "Economy seats are not comfortable on any airline. I wonder why seats in a car are more comfortable than in an airplane? The staff were very zealous and proficient. They were pleasant and helpful. The food was the best of any airline I have flown. I was very impressed with the biscuits!"
Cons: "I did not like riding the bus to my airplane on the tarmac."
Cons: "Very unorganized and dirty inside cabin"
Pros: "The seats reclined more than I expected, the food was surprisingly good, and the entertainment options were very good."
Cons: "The flight attendant for our seating area was not pleasant. It wouldn’t have hurt him to try a little harder. Also it was very warm on the plane. We were expecting to be cold and it was quite the opposite."
Pros: "There was entertainment and wifi"
Cons: "The seats weren’t the most comfortable"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and price was cheaper."
Cons: "Bad headphones, very cheap quality of sound. Crew spoke very little English. Many announcements were in Chinese only. The plane deboarded at the tarmac and passengers were hauled in big buses packed with people-the ride was about 15-20 mins long due to the planes on runway, other buses and airport vehicles"
Pros: "Nice new airframe, for what that's worth. Staff are attentive, friendly."
Cons: "Atrocious legroom & my legs are NOT long; like being in a stress position entire haul. BRUTAL. Flown many airlines to SEA, this was so bad it shocked me. The food (every 'meal' was poor, gross all-around but the "bacon & eggs" ....the egg didn't taste like real egg, bacon left raw. Inedible. The one exception was the chicken breast, that was actually a good standard... but they never have enough for everyone, and the rest of the meal was inedible. Almost no snacks offered, variety of drinks non-existent."
Cons: "It would be good if the Chinese Eastern Airlines employees worked to improve their spoken English for the sake of those who don't understand Chinese. The airport announces over the speaker system were especially difficult to understand."
Pros: "The seats recline quite far- making it more comfortable, good up to date entertainment."
Cons: "The staff was rude, the food was horrible, they lost our laugagge-ruining our vacation, poor costumer service."
Cons: "The check in experience was awful. We have a layover in shangai and found out we have store our bag in a pay locker. He almost didn’t let my friend on as she had 8 clean pages on her passport but none of them were clean on Front and Back side. He said Indonesia would not let her. That was untrue. And we were in business class no less."
Pros: "The actual plane, the entertainment, the likeability of the crew members"
Cons: "The food is way below average for an intercontinental flight such as this route: needs better quality, options and for 15 hrs flight, needs to come more regularly."
Pros: "The price of the ticket."
Cons: "The service and confort"
Pros: "The crew, the food, the entertainment, all of the things onboarding are excellent. Very comfortable!"
Pros: "Pretty good entertainment choices, attentive staff"
Cons: "Rude flight attendants. Luggage didn't transport to next flight."
Pros: "The price was amazing. You can’t beat rt from Chicago to Singapore for $630. Considering that’s what I paid, the flight was excellent. But overall and compared to other international flights, it was alright."
Cons: "The food wasn’t stellar (although, what airplane food is?), and my seat didn’t recline properly. That was really a pain, as it was a 14hr flight."
Cons: "Need to improve thier communjcation skill."
Pros: "the plane was new, fairly comfortable, crews could speak somewhat ok english"
Cons: "they changed the original departure time to earlier but then it was departed later than the updated time. food was on scary level"
Pros: "Crew is decent. Choice of movies is good."
Cons: "The earbuds' quality are real bad, like dollar store bad. Portion of food is real small. Only offered snacks once. Could smell cigarette on 4 different occassions, smoke detector even went off once due to cigarette but no action was taken against the passenger. Could smell poop too. Not allowed to use electronic device even on airplane mode, which is ridiculous."
Pros: "It was a real airline"
Cons: "Didn’t let you use iPhones... even on airplane mode"
Pros: "Price. On time. Good food."
Cons: "Not being able to use phone -even in airplane mode for games or entertainment. Bus ride from terminal to boarding in Shanghai"
Pros: "Price of the ticket was phenomenal. Plus, there wasnt a significant decrease in service. When you travel on a budget, it is hard to do better than this."
Cons: "Food was soso. I got fish, they didnt have a choice. There is wifi. However, NOTHING american works. I am not sure why. I was able to get some chinese websites to work, no google, gmail or anything nonchinese. I suspect it has something to do with China censoring the internet?"
Pros: "Price was reasonable, there were screens on each seat. The flight was very smooth."
Cons: "The seats we bought together weren’t located together. The crew was rude and abrupt. The Wi-Fi was almost nonexistent. The seating was VERY cramped and for a 15 hour flight that’s a dealbreaker. Also, although I am not a vegetarian, I was surprised/disappointed to find they didn’t have a vegetarian meal option."
Cons: "Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless."
Pros: "Better than expected. Crew was very friendly and attentive. Great value business class!"
Pros: "Cheapish flight"
Cons: "Late. Dropped passengers into pouring rainstorm giving us each a napkin for protection. Airport in Shanghai is consistently dirty, poorly marked and mostly unfriendly. Big gobs of snotty spit in the sink. Yummy!"
Cons: "The wifi was too slow even for email"
Cons: "Wondering if I can as a n the right flight out of PVG - luckily yes..."
Cons: "cabin was too warm and stuffy"
Cons: "I have reserved the seats, but at check in desk, there was no information about it. I don't know what happened to my reservation."
Pros: "Was fast and smoothly landed . Desert was awesome, but meal was strange."
Pros: "We got snack and drink for a short flight with big smiles"
Pros: "I made a friend"
Cons: "I lost a friend"
Cons: "Our flight got delayed and didn't leave til 2am we were supposed to leave at 9"
Pros: "the service was outstanding"
Cons: "the temperature control in business class was very poor, it was too hot for the duration of the flight. 2 requests were made to improve and the staff tried, but it was uncomfortable."
Pros: "Cheap Friendly staff Smoothe ride Frequent beverage and meal service Blankets and pillows"
Cons: "No paper towels in bathroom Seats don't recline far"
Cons: "Everybody was told that the flight was on time, so we were on board at 8:45pm from Shanghai to xiamen. After waiting in the plane for 1.5 hours, they informed us that the flight was cancelled. We had to check out our luggages. The airline arranged the hotel, and our flight was rescheduled to next day at 8 am. We were randomly pick to stay with another passenger in the hotel. 2 people a room. When we reached the hotel, it was 1 am, and we were told to check out at 5:20 am. We all did, and waited in airport till boarding time. The flight was delayed again. It was too much of on and off and tiring with all the travels. I wouldn't mind if the airline tell us ahead, and we could have time to make some plans...instead just wait in the airpots."
Pros: "I was able to change seats after takeoff and have an empty seat next to me."
Cons: "You're not allowed to use headphones about an hour before landing."
Pros: "The flight was on time and got me where I needed to go."
Cons: "The food was poor quality, the worst airline food I have had in a long while. The selection of entertainment was very limited."
Pros: "Cheap, economical option. Swift processes."
Pros: "I'm over six feet and was able to stretch my !egs on a 777. Bathroom was huge! Crew was efficient. Probably my easiest trip to Asia, didn't feel limje a 14 hour flight."
Cons: "Food was good but I'll pack some extra for the next flight. When flying out of China expect delays."
Pros: "Getting out of Shanghai, after having to pay for flights, we had already paid for"
Cons: "We have no idea how to get a refund on our two paid for fist/business class tickets??? Help!!!"
Cons: "Pilots continually smoking throughout flight. Woke me 5 times during my sleep. Very clearly it can't be stewards or passengers as smoke alarms are fitted throughout. Stewardesses politely pretended not to notice or smell the fumes every time it happened."
Cons: "The flight left late. The crew was useless. The food was terrible."
Pros: "I had a whole row of seats by myself, so was the rest of the passengers it was comfortable"
Cons: "They served the dinner buns after the dinner has already been consumed by basically every one."
Airlines flying from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Shenzhen have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights