Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Chiang Mai to Johannesburg
Most visitors from Chiang Mai need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Johannesburg.
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Visitors from Chiang Mai are not required to quarantine after entering Johannesburg.
Visitors from Chiang Mai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Johannesburg.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Johannesburg: most visitors from Chiang Mai may enter Johannesburg but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Health Declaration Form
Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK. The shortest multi-flight duration is 25h 20m.
Chiang Mai and Johannesburg are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Chiang Mai from Chiang Mai and will be arriving at Johannesburg OR Tambo.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "It was okay"
Cons: "Best airline!"
Pros: "Yes comfortable flight"
Cons: "Toilets to be checked for cleanliness more frequently."
Pros: "The seat was not up to the usual Emirates business class standard. The lights were never completely dimmed."
Pros: "Crew was ok Food was good Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Overall was good and we definitely travel again"
Pros: "Emirates is always amazing"
Cons: "Business Class, lol."
Cons: "Too long of a wait for "parking" after landing"
Cons: "Flight lest 2 hours late. Didn’t have my choice of meal. Cabin crew very inattentive. Worst flight ever with Emirates in business class"
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "I wished I was in business class..."
Pros: "Great service and attitudes by staff."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "South African airlines allowed me to reserve a seat. But Emirates didn't have it in the system when I checked in."
Cons: "Because my husband and I couldn't complete the online check in, we ended up sitting on different ends of the plane."
Pros: "I love everything about Emirates."
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Fast boarding and unboarding."
Cons: "Crew weren’t very nice. Was hard to get anything to drink! After lunch waited for an hour for crew to collect trays!!!! Soda finished after first half of the flight. Crew collected headphones and blankets 45 minutes before landing!!!"
Pros: "Nice flight sttendents"
Cons: "Seats too small"
Pros: "Efficient and good actually good for airline food"
Cons: "Electronic equipment a bit out dated and below standard"
Pros: "The food was great, the in flight entertainment was great, and as a tall person I appreciate that Emirates still provides a decent amount of legroom, even in Economy."
Cons: "Being sandwiched between 2 large men for a 12 hour cuddle."
Pros: "Boarding was good"
Cons: "Peanuts !! Ban them please"
Pros: "Great service and smooth flight!"
Pros: "The boarding and immigration process was smooth and trouble free"
Cons: "Leg space was inadequate for an international flight."
Cons: "luggage did not make connecting flight from dubai to jfk, inspite of pilot telling us 1 hour or so delay was waiting for luggage. at jfk was told can get same night if want to. this proved futile . spent hours at JFk waiting and talking to Emirates. spoke with multiple agents including Luz, sarah, etc. finally around 12 midnight was told customs would not release till next day. but promised to get it to us by 12noon next day (flying to wyoming next day at 330 pm) . this did not happen. again multiple phone calls and promises , failed. Kiamaria even got text of address in WY where 2 suitcases should have gone. All 4 suitcases were sent to NJ and arrived at 9pm. more phone calls. this time Rachel helped with fedex labels unfortunately more problems as fedex said no barcode and we had to go to fedex office and finally they took care of it so many hours wasted, not to mention the anxiety and frustratioon How are you going to reimburse all this ????"
Pros: "Good leg room"
Cons: "For an 8 hour flight - we were given a sandwich and breakfast. Expected to be served dinner and breakfast given the time."
Pros: "Crew was friendly, food was good and entertainment great. Space between front row seats in economy class was good."
Cons: "all good."
Pros: "The flight from Johannesburg to Dubai on an Airbus A380 was the best , the return was on the 777ER it's a bit older avoid it if you can, I prefer the a380 it's roomy, more comfortable and modern, the food was good, the cabin crew very helpful and friendly and both flights were on time. I'll be flying only Emirates from now on"
Cons: "Just the coffee was terrible lol,"
Cons: "Always spicy food"
Cons: "Departure time ruins the whole night"
Pros: "E v e r y t h i n g ..... I understand now why they are the number ONE airlines in service. We travel enough to see the BIG difference. Thumbs up. Please don't change !!!!"
Pros: "It was a good flight and was able to rest a bit."
Cons: "Seat size is horrible. Will not be flying Emirates next time, instead will fly Qatar."
Pros: "Seating Services Entertainment"
Pros: "Good food and little amenities that are a nice touch during a long international flight (fresh fruit, hand towels, etc.). Good entertainment selection and nice aircraft with USB ports/easily accessible charging outlets."
Cons: "Flight was very delayed. Crew did very little to manage expectations or let us know why we were so delayed - on top of that, there was no special treatment for being delayed over 2 hours. Crew was polite, but not overly friendly or helpful."
Pros: "They still catch my attention, and while traveling with them I continue to enjoy this airline."
Cons: "As per my Oslo - Dubai review (read there for more details), they cancelled my flight, put me on a flight a day later, and then left me with the bill and the inconvenience. This was the connector out of Dubai and back to Johannesburg. I've flown with them many times and I've picked up one or two small cut backs they've made like no hot towel when you get onboard, only before your arrival, and the meal seems a little more slimmed down (but still pretty tasty), They used have one or two extras which they've now taken away. Not sure why?"
Pros: "Excellent customer care and attention"
Pros: "Everything. Emirates is fantastic. Great service more room in economy than others."
Pros: "Nice flight"
Cons: "Rude and racist cabin crew!"
Pros: "The crew member was excellent,she went all out to make my journey easy and comfortable.I have sent an email to her superior,please use her as an example.if all attendants can serve and see to passengers like her will be beneficial for emirates"
Pros: "The entertainment options are excellent and legspace on the aircraft is good."
Cons: "For a 14 hour flight there are no water bottles provided. You need more than the couple of cups of water provided on the flight, and it is not practical to keep on asking for more water from the crew. Quality of food (Asian veg) was not very good."
Pros: "Friendly cabin staff."
Cons: "Not being able to select seat when I bought the ticket is a bummer. Also, TV controls did not work well. These need be replaced ASAP."
Pros: "A selection of recent find on the in flight entertainment, relatively comfortable seats, and generally good care whilst in board."
Cons: "I don't understand why cheese and crackers or orange juice are removed from the lacto-ovo vegetarian meals. Sometimes it seemed i was getting half a meal compared to my mom-vegetarian girlfriend's meals."
Pros: "Friendly staff awesome planes wonderful experince"
Cons: "Service was a bit slow. Drinks and food took quite sometime to arrive."
Pros: "It was good"
Pros: "GOod food and prompt"
Cons: "Lost baggage and no compensation or communication about whereabouts for 4 days. Expensive layover hotel with poor service"
Pros: "It was a smooth flight"
Cons: "It was ok"
Pros: "The food was delicious, and I received the special meal I had requested with no problem. Again, great selection of TV shows and movies."
Cons: "The crew seemed a bit put off, just not very friendly. Maybe something had happened that put them all in a bad mood I'm not sure. Despite this they did help people without complaint, but you could tell they didn't want to be there. Again on this flight the TVs were an old model that was difficult to use, you had to push really hard and finagle your finger to get it to read what you were pressing."
Pros: "I made it to my final destination safely"
Cons: "Not much overhead space for your bags, so we have to keep them at the bottom of our feet....i was travelling with a senior on a wheelchair and the idea of her going up and down the stairs into and out of the airplane wasnt so pleasing...the cabin crew could be easily mistaken for any other passenger becase of dress code..."
Cons: "My seat was changed after I had booked and paid for flight."
Pros: "The ground and on-board staff was courteous and efficient. The specious seating and clean men's room were added bonus."
Cons: "Coffee was ok, but could be better."
Pros: "Granted I was tired after being in transit for 24 hours, but this final of 4 long-haul flights was a real bummer compared to the other flights. Boeing 777 packed to 100% capacity."
Cons: "Really cramped and squished compared to other flights. Toilets at DXB were filthy (I searched around for the cleanest, which was still disgusting), with the cleaning attendant standing around in the restroom doing nothing. Duty Free shops really expensive compared to European airports. Meal on board (breakfast) was really terrible (and that taking into account that airline breakfast is always bad), really the worst I've ever had on a plane, even the Croissant was chewy and very dry. Emirates has become a massive sausage machine people-mover. It has loss its finesse and exceptional service."
Pros: "Overall the service and the food provided made for a good flight"
Cons: "My flight seat assignment was changed without my knowledge"
Airlines flying from Chiang Mai to Johannesburg have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Chiang Mai to Johannesburg
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Chiang Mai to Johannesburg
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Chiang Mai to Johannesburg
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Chiang Mai to Johannesburg
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Chiang Mai to Johannesburg