Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Norfolk 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 448 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CN and 4,846 deaths as of May 5 2021
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The plane was ancient. Cabin was freezing, seats were rocks. Using an old short-haul CRJ for a 3.5 hour flight sucked."
Cons: "Being on Delta"
Pros: "The crew was amazing. It would be nice to be informed that although beverage service is suspended, you can still request drinks that are available. I had to find this on the website and didn't get anything by a tiny water bottle for both of my 3+ hour flights."
Cons: "I understand main cabin isn't supposed to be as upscale as 1st class, but it would do well if the seats were a bit more comfortable and the headrest was softer, it feels like a lump or sack of potatoes. Very stiff and hard. Also, having enough arm room would be nice so you're not fighting the person next to you for space on the armrest."
Pros: "Flight was slightly delayed (20 min). However, boarding was quick."
Cons: "The flight was full so no option to distance."
Cons: "Flight was 2 hours late, and forced a full on sprint to get to a very distant gate in Philly for layover"
Pros: "Easy boarding process, friendly crew member and smooth flight"
Cons: "The flight was delayed which impacted our connecting flight."
Cons: "O Hare sucks. Flight always gets delayed."
Cons: "3 hours delayed"
Cons: "plane was very cold"
Cons: "Too small of a plane for that long a flight. Cabin was too damn hot."
Cons: "Unable to play entertainment on my compatible device."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for no reason given. Flight attendant touched my baby without asking if it was ok. Too many announcements over the speaker. 20 min one trying to sell us a credit card was ridicoluolously long. It was also after an ad for it on the video screen."
Pros: "Crew was kind and attentive"
Cons: "Flight delayed 3 hours and sat on tarmac in nyc for 45 minutes"
Cons: "Cramped seating and illogical boarding process"
Pros: "Excellent seats and early arrival"
Cons: "Lack of food choices or entertainment"
Pros: "Military boards with first class."
Cons: "It was very warm on plane. Sat on tarmac for 30 min with no explanation. Flight attendant said she didn’t have any head phones but the. I saw another one with head phones later in the flight."
Pros: "We got there."
Cons: "Long delay. We were worried we would miss our connection and we had to dash to catch our next flight."
Pros: "ontime easy boarding comfortable and quiet"
Cons: "no gluten/dairy free items"
Pros: "The food and the snack was pretty good"
Cons: "I paid $20 for the 24 hours of Wi-Fi and it never worked On either flight. The guy sitting in the seat behind me kept putting his knees into the back of the seat to prevent me from reclining so that his girlfriend could sleep with her head in his lap, so I could not recline in sleep on the long flight from Munich to Philadelphia. I don't have any of these issues when I fly on United. If you want me to fly on American more than I suggest you fixed them."
Pros: "Crew was efficient and cordial"
Cons: "Overhead bins are small so they take rolling luggages down. Would have been good to know ahead of time d/t fragile items in carry-on"
Pros: "Crew was wonderful"
Cons: "Not getting service even SW served on 45 min flight"
Pros: "Finally getting my Bud Light"
Cons: "The inflexibility if crew about changing into empty seats at same price range. Gate attendant not allowing my to carry my purse on beats had to hide it."
Pros: "The plane was late but from that point everything was fine."
Pros: "The flight crew was very nice."
Cons: "Small, ol, uncomfortable plane."
Cons: "did not use the flight. The flight was delayed and I would have missed the connection, so AA switched me to other flights."
Pros: "No big crowds trying to board. Everyone had room for their items in the over head. Love the one seat by itself. Very short flight but the one steward still served beverages and cookies."
Pros: "Our flight crew was very nice."
Cons: "it was a short flight, no food or drinks."
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "The trip was good"
Cons: "3 to 4 hour early flight should have chargers on the plane."
Pros: "Easy to change the flight to another time of the day."
Cons: "Very good. Service. They try to bring customers ‘ convenience."
Pros: "Arrived 1 hour and 10 min before take off and American Airlines didn’t let us check in. We explain then that our 19 months got car sick so we were cleaning him on the curb and they refuse to check us in and tell us we were too late. Even if we beg them as we were going to Paris to spend Xmas with our family. No flight for us ..."
Pros: "Horrible hospitality. The flight was initially delayed for computer issues which understandably happens. However, we were later switch to another plane 4 hr later, boarded, de iced, taxied, then notified he flight was cancelled at 1 am because the crew hit their maximum work time. We were de-boarded. There was no organization to get vouchers passed out. The hotel ran out of rooms for passengers. The whole trip was 16 hrs delayed and no customer service provided."
Pros: "The flight was as advertised. Nothing particularly special other than reliable which was just fine with us."
Pros: "The crew were very kind and helpful, going above what was needed!"
Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "Flight was late, seats was small, all time something smelled so much."
Cons: "No movies or other entertainment that I could find"
Cons: "Too many delays"
Pros: "Perfect t"
Cons: "Check in staff was unprepared for volume of people. When asking an American Airlines agent if I could use the priority check in because I had priority seating I was told no. I was informed by a customer going that way that I indeed could. When I got in line for the priority check in, the agent looked over and very loudly said that I was in the wrong check in area. Given the volume at which it was said to me I felt embarrassed, and was upset at the fact that I then had to respond that I indeed was in the correct location."
Pros: "My flight was very good and I had no issues.I was very surprised how smooth everything went and I will be use kayak again."
Cons: "There was nothing to dislike.I will use kayak again I know that much"
Pros: "Flight crew kept us advised of the weather situation (thunderstorms/turbulence). Did a good job of finding a route that was fairly smooth. Overall very pleasant flight and crew."
Cons: "It's an MD-80. Need old cigarette-lighter style plug to be able to charge anything. No inflight entertainment unless you use snail-speed Go-Go internet service."
Pros: "Nothing good to say at all about American Airlines. #IHATEAMERICANAIRLINES"
Cons: "We boarde on time, however there was no air conditioning or lighting on. After fully boarding we were told the pilots were going to be an hour delayed coming in! Oh yeah, and the fancy new seats don't have power outlets. #IHateAmericanAirlines"
Pros: "Excellent service and very friendly; thanks!"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Flight was late eariving at gate in Dallas and missed connection to Nashville. However, was put on a flight that left just 2 hours later"
Pros: "Crew was very helpful and courteous."
Cons: "Nickeling and dimming by the airline -- extra fee for baggage checked -- by the way, airline broke the suitcase; very slow in Las Vegas to get the bags to the right carousel. -- took an extra 45 minutes because airline kept changing carousels. I' m frustrated wit the airline's reservations for seats -- none unless you pay extra. Flying (especially with American Airlines) used to be a pleasant experience. Now it is very hectic -- no reserved seats, cramped seats, little/ no food. I'll drive from now on."
Pros: "Staff was accommodating throughout the trip"
Cons: "We were delayed on every leg of the flight - even sitting on the tarmac for 1.5 hours. No nursing rooms available in the airports."
Pros: "That it was a short flight."
Cons: "Small plane. I had to gate check my standard size carry-on bag because the plane was so small. Waste of a first class flight. How and why is there even a category for entertainment? There is no more entertainment unless provided by yourself. Even the free wifi is bullshit! I was given a warm beer! First class is not worth the money."
Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "Wish there had been any kind of entertainment available or if there was it would have been better advertised"
Cons: "L’attente et la difficulté à contrôler la température dans l’avion"
Pros: "Fast boarding, on time, food was pretty good"
Cons: "Toothpaste on board"
Pros: "Early flight was not as crowded"
Cons: "But was very busy just the same. Weather was poor"
Pros: "Everything is good"
Cons: "Almost no"
Cons: "delayes again....."
Pros: "Seats are cramped - spacing is too small. Will avoid Air Canada in future"
Pros: "The speed of the flight to Canada and then to Tokyo was excellent. The room and the boarding crew on the plane were all awesome. The only complaint I had was about the food. I think they were going for more of a regional food choice flying to Tokyo. But the "snack" of a Cup of Ramen noodles seemed like a slap in the cultural face. I'm American and felt a little offended by the Ramen Noodles. But other than that the experience was awesome!"
Cons: "The cheap American Ramen Noodles"
Cons: "Food was grose. Seat was located on an emergency exit and supposed to be "preferred". Worst seat ever. Right next to the window is very uncomfortable since your stuck to the wall if the plane. Theres no window on that row. But this specific seat is awkward and very uncomfortable."
Cons: "Had to spend the night in Toronto for flight delay"
Cons: "Arrived 1 hr 15 min late."
Cons: "Very tight seats in economy"
Pros: "Seat were comfortable (however the struggle is when you have someone with long legs behind you...)"
Cons: "Entertainment was using the app, they could have had a sign at the gate so those of us that didn't have it could have download it before boarding."
Cons: "Boarding gate very small"
Pros: "The in-flight entertainment system in the headrest was very robust. My children remained engaged for almost the entire 16hr flight...the flight attendants were not stingy with the food or drink and even allowed me to get a beverage in-between the services to take my medicine."
Cons: "The baggage pickup in Beijing took forever! Over an hour after arriving at the baggage carrosel! My car seats were in two different places (on the belt and in an oversize area). On a minor note, I was unable to get a stamp in my passport after using the automated machine...sad...I would have stood in the line to get the stamp if I was told ahead of time..."
Pros: "female captain"
Pros: "Im not impressed with air canada. Every time I fly with them there is ALWAYS a delay. I understand that they cant help weather. But when your flight gets delayed over an hour due to their own computer system failing on the way to newyork and to not be compinsated at all its not acceptable. Even on my way home from newyork we were supose to board at 7:55pm and ended up boarding at 9:40pm. they decided to pick and choose people to be boarded on the earlier flight that was right before mine. Not at all fair. I used my whole 30 minutes free wifi (that cuts in and out constantly)before we found out about the delay then I was left with nothing. Not cool when you cant contact anyone. Also REALLY ANNOYING. and the staff are rude if you ask them anything. Then on the plane i wasted 5 bucks trying to buy wifi since you guys dont even have it on your planes for free like delta does. Even then you pay for the worst wifi on the planet where your messages take a half hour to go through and over my whole hour and 10 minute flight i had 3 messages because of your horrible gogo wifi. Waste of money. Overall this whole air canada experience made me want to rip my hair out and stressed me out to the point that I dont want to fly again. I will more then likely not fly with you guys if it can be avoided"
Pros: "Overall I enjoyed the movies provided. In the three week span I had a lot of the movie choices overlapped. However, I found that there were many options provided that allowed me to find movies I had not seen yet even though they were not released within the past 3-5 years."
Cons: "I felt like I was constantly being bumped sitting in the aisle seat. I also was not a fan of the breakfast options."
Pros: "My flight was delayed and I did not get my baggage when I arrive at Boston airport.. I had no clothes or anything to wear for three weeks when I got to Boston. I complain the very day I got to Boston airport. Up till now the bag I checked in at Toronto airport has not been given to me. The funny thing is after I checked in, it was not scan at any other place except Toronto. So it got lost at Toronto where I checked in. All that am told of is the baggage can not be located. Three weeks I spend at Boston, I had nothing."
Pros: "It got me home."
Cons: "One of the attendants yelled at anyone who needed to use the bathroom whenever the seatbelt sign was on. Understandable when the plane was actually experiencing turbulence but most of the time it was a smooth flight. Know there are regulations concerning this but I feel she could have been a bit nicer in her tone. Thankfully there was an empty seat just outside the toilet so that I could sit but anyone who arrived after me was told to return to their seat. When nature calls, sometimes it's impossible to walk very far."
Pros: "The meal (pasta) was good. The seat was roomy enough. The crew offered water and other beverages frequently. The"
Cons: "The snack (cold sandwich with nothing else) was disappointing. VERY limited entertainment options: rent an iPad and hope it has a movie you want to see, or nothing. Not good for a long flight Also had to restock the lavatory myself"
Pros: "The flight was good and the attendants on it were nice. Wasn't too uncomfortable and in flight entertainment was pretty decent."
Cons: "We were delayed over an hour which in itself is okay as I understand flights get delayed and these things happen but the way in which the staff controlled the situation was horrible. They made multiple announcements making it sound like certain groups should go to the counter to be boarded (children, people needing assistance etc..) yet when these groups of people showed up at the counter the staff acted irritable saying they would need to wait their turn and that they havent even started boarding yet. This led to massive confusion and a huge pile up of people at the counter."
Pros: "It was great."
Cons: "Like to be able to pick my seat ahead of time without a charge."
Pros: "Food was okay"
Cons: "Rude people on board, crew didnt do anything about this."
Pros: "Boarding was efficiently handled"
Cons: "Very delayed flight with everyone ON the plane. Tiny seats in coach - very cramped Also food not very good."
Pros: "Convenience and ease of flying through Abbotsford. Ground staff was amiable and helpful in Abbotsford."
Cons: "Not enough leg room!! I'm 6'2" tall. I can't simply make my legs shorter. The food choices were limited. Please make the fruit and cheese platter available all day."
Pros: "There we delays and baggage transfer issues at Montreal for connecting flights. There were delays leaving from Rome."
Cons: "Delays and comfort"
Pros: "Almost everything about the flight. Easy check-in. Didn't loose my bag which is always a great thing."
Cons: "The new app entertainment for Air Canada wasn't really explained by the crew but so I just doozed off."
Pros: "New interior felt clean and the new entertainment system felt responsive with a large amount of movies and shows to view"
Cons: "seats were very hard with reduced legroom after you recline. Lavatories were far and few. Food was mediocre with 3 meals, I had to ask for extras."
Pros: "This is the only part of my round trip with Air Canada that went without a glitch ... the plane was on time and the airport staff I encountered in Toronto was nice and helpful."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. Air Canada didn't provide hotel accommodation for missing connection. Only reimburse C$100 for hotel stay. The cheapest hotel found near the airport cost C$185. Only gave us C$10 per person for meal. We'll never fly Air Canada again."
Pros: "I got a larger than normal seat,"
Cons: "The idiots lost my luggage, and it took two full days and about 20 phone calls to get it back."
Pros: "The cabin attendents were excellent. They were courteous, patient, friendly, helpful, professional. When we were waiting for take off for two hours, they did everything they could to make the situation less awful. I would travel Air Canada again just because of the cabin attendants."
Cons: "I can't say I enjoyed waiting on the tarmac for two hours because of what reportedly turns out to have been a data entry mistake, and I would have liked different movies in the onboard entertainment selection."
Cons: "The plane was up and down twice when it landfall."
Cons: "They charged us 25 dollars for a carry on bag which was unfair. They didn't charge anyone else. When I came back I was not charged. I would like a refund. The people were very rude! I take that bag on trips weekly. I should have not been charged."
Pros: "Staff fun and competent."
Cons: "Staff were overworked, and when did they stop offering a meal on long haul flights? Instead an ala carte system that TOOK FOREVER. Any crummy entertainment. Very disappointing..."
Cons: "The frustrating portion was the airline's lack of desire to fix our problems. The first flight was late because of mechanical issues and then Air Canada was not at all forthcoming in getting us rebooked on the next flight. Something that should have been quite simple involved me having to fight with workers just to get put on a new flight -- nobody wanted to actually do the work."
Pros: "One of the stewardess is really cute and she speaks French"
Cons: "The cabinet temperature is ridiculously low and they only offer a thin blanket"
Pros: "We boarded very quickly! The staff were extremely friendly and made our thirteen hour ride pleasurable. The inflight entertainment had a great deal of new shows and movies. The seats had a decent size and good enough leg room. The flight was smooth, and we took off at a good time. The food was fairly good as well!"
Pros: "Free snacks , on board entertainment, friendly warm crew."
Pros: "Clean, quick flight."
Cons: "cramped, not enough carry-on room."
Pros: "Overall fair experience"
Cons: "Would have liked if the crew was a bit more friendlier. But they were professional for the most part."
Pros: "nothing was overpowering good, just an average flight there & back"
Cons: "the entertainment system was terrible"
Pros: "crew is excellent"
Cons: "small space"
Pros: "The Flight attendants were polite, efficient, and took care of business. The plane was nice, reasonably clean, and we were kept well informed."
Cons: "The In flight entertainment system had an extremely poor music selection. There were only one to three albums per genre, none of which I had heard of before. Music doesn't take up a lot of data, and there are tons of independent artists who would be willing to put their music up for little to no royalty payment. This is an easy fix. 2/3 of my bags were left in Toronto."
Pros: "Someone from the previous flight left a handle of whiskey and I kept it"
Cons: "The food besides noodles in a cup was not that good"
Pros: "On time departure, good landing, arrived 5 minutes early."
Cons: "Seats were really uncomfortable and the engine noise was loud."
Pros: "The crew was nice enough. Leg room was good too"
Cons: "Showed up to hear that my flight was delayed for 5 hours. I was offered a credit with my boarding pass, but couldn't use it to buy a beer (which I think I was entitled to after learning about the delay) or anything from the convenience store. So basically my scheduled arrival time of 4pm ended up being 2am. Good thing I got to use my non-refundable hotel for a whopping 3 hours... After being told that this is apparently the normal experience for Air Canada, I don't see myself booking again anytime soon."
Pros: "Boarding and loading of the plane was fine until the generator didn't want to start."
Cons: "generator broken, waited/delayed IN plane 1.5hr+, no snacks or gift certificate given. Entertainment system kept restarting as a result."
Pros: "Most comfortable seat on any airplane I've ever been on, and it was coach!"
Airlines flying from Norfolk 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 Norfolk to China
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Norfolk to China
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Norfolk to China
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Norfolk to China
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