Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Johannesburg to Guangzhou
Most visitors from Johannesburg will not be allowed to enter Guangzhou. Exemptions apply to:
-Diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas; -International travelers coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.
Read more about travel restrictions for Guangzhou
Visitors from Johannesburg will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Guangzhou.
Visitors from Johannesburg must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Guangzhou.
Health Declaration Form
Must be presented upon arrival
Masks: Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
There are no direct flights for this route. The shortest travel duration to get to Guangzhou from Johannesburg is 34h 50m.
Johannesburg and Guangzhou are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Johannesburg from Johannesburg OR Tambo and will be arriving at Guangzhou Baiyun.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Seats are narrow, leg room poor, and food service is minimal."
Cons: "Because the first flight was delayed, we had to run like mad men to our connecting flight or else we wouldve missed it."
Pros: "Crew pleasant and friendly"
Cons: "The food is terrible. Selection of beverages and meals very limited."
Cons: "Food at AirChina is alway consistently terrible I Asked for the red wine, they only fill 1/3 of a glass, I asked for it again, then it was filled only to 1/2 glass No personal entertainment, no USB charging"
Pros: "Service was good! Thank you!"
Cons: "I may miss the morning sandwich. It would be good to have more water and more coffee. :)) it would be better if the magazine could be more interesting."
Pros: "Check-in was very fast. The food was a hot sandwich and a drink and was decent. Plane left Hangzhou and arrived Taipei slightly early, which was great. Seats reasonably comfortable. Crew was kind and caring."
Cons: "Would have been nice to have some fruit."
Cons: "Indian food could've been better."
Cons: "We only had one hour to catch our connecting flight, which was canceled and rescheduled by air China not by customer. Rude!"
Pros: "Better airlines"
Cons: "Don't like the food at all."
Cons: "Really Bad Aeevice"
Pros: "Very fast getting luggage to us after the flight!"
Cons: "The flight had 02:30 delay due to a technical problem, when we Arrive the luggage was broken."
Pros: "Flights ran on time. Fares were very low."
Cons: "Service was minimal. No way to get help at the gate. Minimal service on board. Beverage service twice on a 13 hour flight. No snacks. Terrible food. Limited choices on entertainment system."
Cons: "Flight attendants were rude. Flight was delayed for 4 hours and no explanation was given. Once boarded the plane we didint take off for another 1.5 hours. Worse experience I’ve ever had in my life. I would not recommend this airline to anyone. They charged me extra for extra leg room but allows other people to sit there for free once the flight took off I. Addition they didint allow anyone to upgrade to business class even thought they had seats available"
Pros: "Crew was helpful and polite"
Cons: "Food was terrible compared to other airlines in the region and the entertainment options were limited."
Pros: "It has enough space to make myself comfortable, and staff are very kind and patient. And one meal was provided even though it was only 2 hr flight."
Pros: "Vert spacious and comfortable. Kind staff made me feel comfortable throughout the 10hr flight."
Pros: "I think the food served on the flight has improved significantly over the last few years. I've been flying Air China for the past few years and am very impressed by the progress made by Air China. I will continue to be a loyal customer of this airline. Thanks!"
Pros: "Honestly nothing."
Cons: "I asked a crew for analgesic and they can't even understand my simple English. And there's time a will ask for water lucky enough if they remember mostly they forget it. The worst part is the food. I dont know if they have a poor choice of food to serve or they just really serve cheap food. Nothing good honestly speaking."
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Luggage did not arrive for 2 days from Beijing"
Pros: "Blankets and a pillow were provided"
Cons: "No entertainment."
Pros: "Transit time"
Cons: "Food, entertainment"
Cons: "1) food 2) no transit zone in shanghai (4x through customs) 3) cant use phone (even in the flight mode)"
Pros: "Food was aweful! So bad that I had to get a vegetarian and the vegetarian was taken too literally, one piece of cucumber between two pieces of toast! The crew were not hospitable and nice at all! They would make u uncomfortable if u asked for something! The movies for entertainment, aweful, old and not up to date!"
Cons: "Well, the aircraft doesn’t have TV at the back of each seat."
Pros: "Good efficient low cost airline but the food is very limited. Very respectful flight attendants."
Cons: "IMprove the quality of food in economy. Drink options limited."
Cons: "80 minutes delay without explanation."
Pros: "Airline staff"
Cons: "Delayed flights (2 legs, 4 hours) and mishandled luggage"
Pros: "When the flight delays, as least the crew need to tell the passengers when the flight will be fight or boarding."
Pros: "The food was fine."
Cons: "The flight was two hours delayed, so I almost missed my next one--which was international."
Cons: "More delay from Beijing to Guangzhou."
Cons: "They lost my reservation"
Cons: "Cancelled a week before flight. No one pickup phone to rebooking."
Cons: "The 12 hour non stop flight from Los Angeles to Beijing was on 747-400 aircraft with no personal entertainment on the seat backs. they had a monitor that played chinese movies which was hard to see and it was a very boring flight. Kids were complaining 2 hours into the flight saying they were bored as nothing to do. Food was mediocre. I can't imagine an international flight with no personal entertainment screens."
Cons: "They serve the same food for both meals, and on all other flights. I got sick of chicken and rice, pork and rice, and noodles. The seats are the most uncomfortable I've dealt with on an international flight. And my luggage didn't make the connection for my Beijing-NY flight, so I had to deal with lost luggage after waiting at the baggage claim for a long time. Luckily, I live in NY and could have my luggage delivered later that night. Other people were not so lucky and were told FedEx would get it to them 4 days later. However, having said all that, I feel like you get what you pay for, and I got an incredible deal on this round-trip flight."
Pros: "Beautiful and helpful staffs"
Cons: "Their English level too low"
Cons: "Delayed for a long time."
Pros: "Absolutly on time. Good check in, no trouble with luggage. Quick proceedings."
Cons: "Food made me sick for two days. And it was definitely the airline food. No entertainment for foreigners, flying standard of 2002."
Pros: "Coming from the U.S., the food served was good or close to excellent. It was hard to work the TV monitor, but the flight attendant helped me to make it work."
Pros: "Entertainment was fine and food was mediocre. Crew was nice but speaks zero English"
Pros: "I enjoyed the entertainment offered, and the hot jasmine tea was yummy."
Cons: "They did not give us enough water for a 12 hour flight. They only came around four times – once before the two meals and once after – and they only filled up the small cup about half way each time. I left the plane dehydrated after the first flight. On the return trip, I bought a bottle of water in the terminal to take on the plane, but they confiscated it at the gate. I've never had that happen before, especially since I bought it past security in the Beijing airport. Since they took it, I probably annoyed the flight attendants with how much I asked for water, but I didn't really care."
Pros: "The staff was pleasant and always on top of things. The food was also excellent and I appreciate how often thet provided water."
Cons: "The seats were cramped to the point where it was awfully hard for me to sit properly. The entertainment touch screens also froze quite often."
Pros: "The crew was amazing and everyone was very nice. Excellent airline!"
Cons: "Their signage at Beijing was hard to follow. We were flying to Korea and it's an international flight but everyone directed us to their domestic side and eventually couldn't check us in because we needed to goto their international counter. It's also so massive so I probably missed the sign but once we got to the right place everyone was helpful again. Would fly them again."
Cons: "Food to be improved"
Airlines flying from Johannesburg to Guangzhou 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 Johannesburg to Guangzhou
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Johannesburg to Guangzhou
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Johannesburg to Guangzhou
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Johannesburg to Guangzhou
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