Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Vancouver to Durban
Most visitors from Vancouver need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Durban. Travelers who will enter South Africa are required to show their copy of negative PCR test. They are also required to quarantine at their own expense in case a negative PCR test is not presented.
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Visitors from Vancouver are not required to quarantine after entering Durban.
Visitors from Vancouver must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Durban.
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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 32h 45m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on British Airways (R13 855) and Emirates (R19 385)
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "While boarding the flight from Dubai to Houston, no one announced about family boarding. About a quarter of the flight had boarded before we decided to get in the line ourselves, and they took us in without any questions. It would have been better if an announcement for family boarding was made. The Dubai to Houston crew could have been more friendly and welcoming."
Cons: "Attitude of some of the cabin crew very bad. Service was poor and with short comings. With Emirates either the service is very good or very bad. They need to get rid of the dead wood!"
Pros: "Great flight crew"
Cons: "Nothing, everything just right"
Cons: "I wish the 777 had slightly wider seats like the A380"
Pros: "Helpful crew. Clean toilets."
Cons: "Overhead racks, so very difficult to close, always you need help. May a design fault."
Pros: "The boarding was fast and efficiently carried out, considering there were hundreds of passengers"
Cons: "The fact that we were delayed for a variety of reasons and sat in the plane for 2 hours before taking off. That was difficult for everyone."
Pros: "Crew were great, entertainment was great, all in all a really comfortable flight despite not getting an aisle seat which would have made it even better"
Cons: "I discovered when I hit Dubai that despite having an eight an a half hour layover that I didn't qualify for the free hotel I thought I did qualify for as someone with an eight hour plus flight so that was a little disappointing have had it before so assumed it was on all flights but that ended up being a negative surprise..."
Pros: "Friendly cabin crew, new movies"
Cons: "Long wait after boarding before takeoff"
Cons: "I did not get vegetarian food. And when i book that ticket i didn't get the option of food selection..."
Pros: "The seats on the A380 are a bit larger and offer more leg room. The food is always good and the service is first class."
Pros: "Went by Economy, upgraded to biz on way back. Both were great experiences. Biz class was excellent, I feel better than United."
Pros: "I like the most........ very comfortable take off n landing .... special compliments to the captain.... I specifically told this to an airhostess"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Staff helpful and courteous under difficult conditions."
Cons: "People were allowed wheel chairs without a doctor'snote. 59 wheel chairs passengers is ridiculous. Make it a requirement wheel chair assistance required a doctor's note. And check hand luggage weight. Many bags excceeded the limit."
Pros: "Comfort and friendly crew and the food was very delicious and not forgetting the entertainment was excellent."
Pros: "Comfortable overall, not much turbulance"
Pros: "Smooth flight. Attentive crew. Good entertainment options"
Cons: "The toilet had no toilet paper so I used the paper hand towel and prayed it did not block when I flushed. The beef option was not that great. I should've chosen the chicken."
Pros: "The crew were nice"
Cons: "Terrible food Outdated entertainment"
Pros: "I love it all, flight and crew was excellent"
Pros: "Lots of entertainment options with current movies."
Cons: "Limited leg and elbow room. Food too carb heavy."
Pros: "I was able to uograde"
Cons: "They used a lot more miles to upgrade than I thought they would Emirates keeps saying the ticket I bought through Kayal was a super saver- well I did not find the time combo I needed to travel and the prices I found on the Emirates website and Kayak were similar to within 50$"
Cons: "Very good"
Pros: "Onboard comfort and entertainment system"
Cons: "Boarding from Dhaka in business is worst than economy class from most location. There were mosquitos in the plane, food quality was not thrilling and crew was caring but needs a little more experience for business class."
Cons: "Worse food Old flight Late boarding"
Pros: "Everything from food to seating was quite comfortable."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit more difficult since they did not call boarding zones"
Pros: "Business class entertainment and comfort very good."
Cons: "Service was very bad. I had to get up to go get drinks and rarely saw the steward."
Pros: "The ICE system was a perfect way to spend 13 hours on a plane. I watched a movie, listened to music, even watched part of a live broadcast NFL game during the trip. Much appreciated!"
Pros: "All are good."
Cons: "Served vegetarian, I am very happy."
Pros: "I travel with a lot of airlines but this time Traveling with Emirates airline is completely different such as accommodation transportation everything awesome."
Cons: "The seat that was booked is stand by seat and so much problems arose. Last missing the flight."
Cons: "not informed flight delay in advance"
Pros: "Great leg room"
Cons: "Ran out of vegetarian meals by the time they got to my seat. So I had to make do with some biscuits and bread"
Pros: "The crew were friendly."
Cons: "wifi wasn't good - I couldn't connect. Wine choice wasn't good (white). Would have preferred a sav blanc"
Pros: "They randomly upgraded to business and it was by far the best long courier flight I've been on."
Cons: "Check-in counter staffs in Dubai are poorly trained and do not have service-mind at all."
Pros: "We asked for an imodium and were deplaned and forced to pay $500 as a fine for being ill."
Cons: "Piece of checked baggage was lost en-route. It took over 2 hours to get through checked baggage and customs in the middle of the night because after we had already filled out all information regarding piece of luggage with one baggage counter employee. Japanese Customs refused to let us through due to "unaccompanied baggage" since the piece was lost by the airline and had us go back to another baggage employee who couldn't grasp that we already went through the process and had no clue what to do."
Pros: "Everything was amazing."
Cons: "Nothing. Great flights"
Pros: "Crew v good"
Cons: "Food .. Fish undercooked ... Aircraft bit dated"
Pros: "The flight was clean and well maintained"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 1hr 30 so missed next flight and i had to buy a new ticket"
Pros: "Great food and entertainment options on this flight. I appreciated that the flight crew asked all passengers to close the window drapes so we could all sleep. The chairs in economy seem to lay back further than other airlines which made it more comfortable."
Cons: "I would like to be upgraded to first class. :)"
Pros: "The good was good and the staff treated us with respect."
Cons: "When I reached at Dubai l could not get a seat to come to Boston as they had overbooked. But it was a blessing for me as I was given a free round trip ticket from Boston to Kenya to use within one year and for that I thank you."
Pros: "Entertainment and comfort are nice"
Cons: "Food quality and service were mediocre at best"
Cons: "There was no wheelchair available at Dubai airport."
Pros: "good leg room. good entertainment. most importantly very efficient operation, in and out always on time"
Cons: "i asked for tea three times on ek860 and then i got coffee. no issue i drank it anyway"
Pros: "Excellent service and attention, good food, new plane with better air circulation and space"
Pros: "Food and alcohol was plentiful especially after a long flight"
Cons: "The 777 is a bit cramped compared to A-380"
Cons: "I could not check in online and BA is not available on the kiosk in the airport."
Pros: "The crew was ok. They seemed really hectic between Heathrow to Rome."
Cons: "The seats were too tiny for business class. Nowhere to put anything. So close to next passenger. I would not fly business class again on BA Terrible entertainment. No interesting movies. I guess they tried to have movies only with British actors/actresses. Nothing current. That’s pretty bad for almost. 10 hours flt. He seats in business class between Heathrow to Rome were like regular seats except with the middle seat blocked off. Food was just ok."
Pros: "yes seats were more comfortable and more leg room than the other airlines I have used"
Cons: "It was all pretty good and despite leaving a little late we got there on time"
Pros: "The crew was good"
Cons: "The seats"
Pros: "Plane changed to an A380"
Cons: "Waited over half an hour to get off at Heathrow owing to staff shortage so the air bridge took a while to happen!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by three hours; not sure how to fix that but it was annoying. For some reason the arm rests in the middle of the seats would not go fully back and I felt like the flight attendants were talking down to me. They also could have been having a bad day too with the flight. :/"
Pros: "Great crew. BA lounge at Heathrow excellent."
Cons: "Flight delayed 4 hours due to technical issues. BA for a new plane but unfortunately still 4 hours late leaving Heathrow."
Pros: "quick boardling, good flight, enough personal space in business class"
Cons: "I do wish passengers would sit until the seatbelt signs are off and not all jump up and open the over heard bins and drop things"
Pros: "yes! amazing crew! thank you so much!"
Cons: "perfect already!"
Cons: "I paid extra for exit row seating, but what they didn't tell me was that the flight attendant seat was facing ours, so much for leg room. The actual placement of the seats were aisle row and middle row-so neither of us had a window to look out of or wall to lean against, no overhead lighting or air vent either. Can you say "rip-off?" My husband, who is tall and broad shoulder was constantly being knocked around by the flight attendants and carts. This flight was miserable. I guess I should be thankful for the hour plus delay in departure."
Pros: "American Airlines is kicking your guy's butts when it comes to comfort."
Cons: "Tiny seat for international flights is nearly inhuman! I became an overnight contortionist sensation whether I liked it or not."
Pros: "Meal service"
Cons: "Security at Heathrow. Check-in at b.s. was very v3ry slow. Charged us for coffee and tea flight from map to heathrow"
Pros: "The movie selection was wonderful, as the amount of time with dim lightening"
Cons: "The temperature in the plane. It was too cold for summer clothing"
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Everything was fine."
Cons: "No comments"
Pros: "Quick and efficient boarding."
Cons: "The way that the crew (both in economy on right of plane) spoke to, and handled sensitive situations with several of the passengers in a loud and rather rude manner. This is not the British way that I have been accustomed to on previous BA flights, and is rather upsetting. The crew were very abrupt in general, and did not have that seasoned and polite demeanor which I expect from BA."
Pros: "The flight was smooth with no turbulence. The pilot was excellent"
Cons: "Plane too crowded. There was a terrible smell in the luggage bin above my seat! The plane really needed a good cleaning !"
Cons: "Couldn't check-in online. Website said to go to airport and talk to staff - should have said: "invalid passport, get new one!" That would have been so much more helpful. Substandard food, especially 'breakfast'"
Cons: "I had a problem with seating due to a medical condition and I wasn't relocated"
Cons: "Connecting flight experience - Had to wait in a line for around 5 hours just to speak with a customer service representative at the London airport because my previous flight was delayed and I had missed my connecting flight."
Pros: "Excellent crew."
Cons: "Sitting near the bathroom. Felt BA should have paid us for the seats"
Cons: "I expected a complementary bar service however you had to pay."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and professional"
Cons: "My monitor didn’t work and I asked about it twice. Two crew members said they would look into it but it never got reset."
Pros: "The crew had to deal with a medical emergency and they were excellent!! Despite extra pressure they kept us all informed and were polite and friendly under pressure!"
Cons: "lack of seat space and could not put seat back because of medical emergency so hard to sleep. Exhausted on arrival at Heathrow! Headset did not work properly on films Did not like the boarding process !!"
Pros: "The best ever and a flew crew that understands hospital."
Cons: "Movies were second rate"
Cons: "There was no food from the declared list. One bacon bun took 40 min to prepare."
Pros: "Plenty of choice on the inflight video. Paid extra for better seats, which allowed for some sleep during the overnight flight."
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to poor weather at Heathrow, nothing can be done about that, but it meant that we did not take off until after 22:00. Drinks were served almost immediately but it was close to 23:30 before a meal was served and 00:30 before this was cleared away. Lights were then dimmed but at 05:00 breakfast was served. A cottage cheese bagel was the last thing I wanted to see and when we asked for some water, we were told that there was none available. We landed at 06:25 but then had to sit on the tarmac for 15-20 minutes as there were no vacant gates for us. (This had the effect of increasing the parking fee for the driver waiting to pick us up, as he was not aware that we were sitting on the tarmac). Please note all times are New Orleans times. Hence actual time of landing was 12:25 BST. And talking of New Orleans, I would not class this as an International Airport. It is dilapidated, inefficient and lacking facilities."
Cons: "Seating. Meal. Entertainment. Did not compare well to Air Canada."
Pros: "The staff and crew! The level of security at the airport was much higher than all other countries I've visited including the USA."
Cons: "The entertainment displays need updating."
Pros: "Excellent customer service"
Cons: "Not much leg room in economy"
Cons: "Space for legs"
Pros: "great entertainment, crew, and enough bathrooms! Served drinks often and the food was quite good!"
Cons: "Like all airlines, very small seats in economy"
Pros: "Having to climb upto the aircraft was somewhat inconsiderate to the elderly. I hate to think having to do this in the Winter."
Cons: "The impersonal attitude of the crew. Extremely limited leg space in the economy class."
Cons: "There is not enough space to sit. It is insulting to be squeezed into such a small amount of space, particularly on such a long flight."
Pros: "Flying on the 380 very smooth"
Cons: "Gate was not available at arrival"
Pros: "Comfortable seats and good service"
Cons: "No USB port"
Cons: "Flight crew was very aggressive and casual. Displays are ancient. Seat was broken."
Cons: "Very bed I will never use this service iny more"
Pros: "staff were good"
Cons: "out of date entertainment food"
Pros: "The agents and crew were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The boarding was timely, the crew was very friendly. The service was exceptional. The only issue was seating, too cramped. I am 5'11"and weigh 135. I was uncomfortable in my seat. My husband was uncomfortable in his seat. This made a 9 hour flight rough. The crew, food and entertainment were great, but the seating made me think twice about flying to Europe on British Airlines in the future."
Pros: "Basic flight, no food/drinks. direct flight. no personal tv."
Cons: "they lost my bag, everything was in there. Had a direct 3 hour flight from london to lisbon, so checked in my luggage with everything in there."
Pros: "Got a whole row to myself since the plane wasnt full. The crew was great and the food was nice and warm."
Pros: "Pleasant flight crew"
Pros: "Crew were attentive and competent."
Cons: "The food was just not very good which is a bummer since it was a long flight."
Pros: "Crew was great an accomadating and cheery."
Pros: "Crew was supportive and very kind"
Cons: "Big delay due to unanounced gate for boarding. Systems at the airport were not giving the info. It took more than an hour to gather all passengers to the plane, which ended in 1hr 20 min delay."
Cons: "Boarding a bit disorganized. But everything else excellent"
Airlines flying from Vancouver to Durban 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 Vancouver to Durban
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Vancouver to Durban
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Vancouver to Durban
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Vancouver to Durban
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Vancouver to Durban