Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Christchurch
The city center of Christchurch is 10 km from Christchurch.
All flights to Christchurch land at Christchurch Airport. The airport code is CHC,and it can also be referred to as Christchurch or Christchurch Intl.
Most visitors from Israel will not be allowed to enter Christchurch. Entry to New Zealand is allowed provided that a traveler is a partner, a dependent child, or a family member of a student or work visa holder; a temporary visa holder; a resident holder; critical health workers including their partner or independent children; students; ship crew and humanitarians. These groups must have a request to travel prior to entry.
Travelers do not need to request for an approval if they are New Zealand citizens and permanent resident visa holders; diplomats who hold a post in New Zealand; Australian citizens or permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand and eligible travelers from the Cook Islands, Niue, and Australia.
Details can be found here.
Read more about travel restrictions for Christchurch
Visitors from Israel will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Christchurch.
Visitors from Israel must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Christchurch.
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher
Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.
Masks: Required on public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Plane was large and comfortable."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic and confusing."
Cons: "It was ok"
Pros: "They were very supportive.. Thanks."
Pros: "Great food & great entertainment. Love the free WiFi"
Pros: "Crew, food, drinks, and seats were fantastic"
Cons: "Seat was not comfortable. Push back was not working"
Cons: "Be on time. Flight delay was ~3hrs. Flight operated by Fly Dubai and eve though my ticket was with Emirates got charged for coffee and water!!!"
Pros: "Yep crew very good .and kindly. Seat super comfort."
Cons: "There no usb charging on dubai airport."
Pros: "Everything was nice.."
Pros: "Fast and easy"
Cons: "We didn't get to fly from SYDNEY to CHRISTCHURCH when we were supposed to!"
Pros: "The entertainment selection."
Cons: "The watermelon in the salad was almost spoiled."
Pros: "the seats, the window"
Cons: "fliglth to short"
Cons: "The seats on the 777-300ER were tiny compared to the seats on the A380 from JFK to dubai. My wife and I are both small people and we were cramped. This is very unfair to us and even so to larger people on such a long leg The entertainment screens were also very poor. Small, low res"
Cons: "I cant cause im still at quantos waiting for them to find my god damn bags!"
Cons: "No one answered on telephone offered for flight change nor got answer on my mail that i send asking for further instructions to change a flight date. firstname.lastname@example.org"
Pros: "Personnel were friendly and helpful!"
Cons: "The food far too spicy and was unable to eat it!! Sat by someone who should have had two seats instead of one. Thus a very uncomfortable flight."
Pros: "Excellent service with very friendly staff. Everything ran so smoothly. For such a large aircraft I expected to have to queue up for boarding and exiting. No queuing, everything was so coordinated."
Cons: "There was nothing that displeased me on this trip."
Pros: "pleasant staff excellent movie selection decent food"
Pros: "The food was pretty good and the one ICE video center that was working offered a ton to watch."
Cons: "On a 13-hour flight, the video center is your main source of not losing your mind. Truly disappointing when you pay for the extra leg room in an exit row and you can’t watch any videos. Unfortunately, the ICE video center was broken on the way to Dubai also. In addition, the flight crew lets people stand around in front of you which reduces the extra leg room you pay a hefty price for. What’s the point of charging over $700 for this added “luxury” on each of your flights from JFK to Male, Maldives when you can’t use it. Emirates is nice, but didn’t reach the expectations they set."
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "One carryon and no personal item - inconvenient and irritating! Security staff disposed of manicure scissors that met printed guidelines. Checked baggage was damaged, will avoid Emirates because of this. Staff, comfort, and food were very good, but will still select other airlines"
Cons: "My original flight was delayed so I needed to book for a hotel in manila and need to rebook my connecting flight from christchurch to queenstown. Supposedly, the airline company should offer a reimbursement for all my additional expenses. Vey inconvenient on my part."
Pros: "Staff is very good. Always smile on face."
Cons: "Was not told that my luggage was on a weght system and not a piece system for a n international flight. I ended up paying $249 for my extra suitcase that weighted 25 lbs and it was only a 2.5 hour flighr!"
Pros: "We felt safe and the flight landed a bit early."
Cons: "Boarding was a nightmare, couldn’t hear zones being called, etc. assigned seats had us in the middle and basically so confined we couldn’t eat when they gave us food. Very uncomfortable. I had such a bad experience I got online and paid for isle seats for the return trip, and thought maybe that’s what they wanted all along ..,"
Pros: "Good food. Lots of movies"
Cons: "Crying baby in business. Slow meal service. Car service driver didn't want to pick me up at my address when it was snowing."
Cons: "see above"
Cons: "The attendant at the counter gave us 2 very bad seats together but did not indicate no tray table . was no problem because on the plane we switched."
Pros: "Best food on a plane I have had yet"
Pros: "Great legroom good food and lots of entertainment. The little comfort packs they give you are awesome as well!"
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "Food was great! The aircraft was very nice and the flight attendants were so helpful! Only a 3 1/2 hour flight and it was the best way I have flown!"
Pros: "Start scurty things with people who has short time to the next flight"
Pros: "flight on time.. no delays. Very courteous."
Cons: "nothing to unlike"
Cons: "We waited for our luggage more than one hour which was more than the flight time from Bahrain to Dubai. That is why I described my trip as poor"
Cons: "I am vegetarian , I was not provided with vegetarian food and told that vegetarian food was over and I have to choose bet chicken or fish . I dint eat anything for 14 hours and then ate food again in abu dabi flight ."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Flight was a hour late, then we sat on the plane for another half hour because people were in the wrong seat"
Pros: "The food was great. Flight attendants were nice and polite."
Cons: "Flight 123 Dubai-Istanbul was cancelled due to weather conditions in Istanbul. Emirates put us on a new flight, we were waiting in queu for 30 min, and my queu wouldn't move because of one passenger. I asked the person in charge, if it will take another 30 min, I should go to another queu (because the other two queus already finished with lines up longer. ) the guy said nothing. I was next in line and when my turn arrived, I asked for a similar seat or something at the window, he give me an angry look and give me seat 50B on EK121. That is the last seat next to the toilet. I adked him to change and give me somthing else because I have medical condition and easily get nauseau if I sit toward e end, he said, that is it ma'am. I repeated to him my request and medical conditon, he turned his face away and said next person in line! There were at least 50 more passengers booked after me and 50 more seats available, he intentioanlly gave me the seat I asked not to be given just because while standing in line I asked him, why the line up hadnt moved an inch in 30 minutes. This is a very un professional behaviour and unacceptable behaviou. I had never before had such uncomfortabel flight in my life. I had nauseau during the whole flight!"
Pros: "Lots of leg room. Excellent entertainment system."
Cons: "Not every seat had a power outlet. They took the headphones back a little too soon."
Cons: "Food was not upto the mark. So many indians travel, do provide proper yummy indian food.!"
Cons: "Nothing. This is the best airline ever!"
Cons: "Great movie selection and food."
Pros: "I didnt mych like anything of this transit sector from colombo to maldives."
Cons: "First off, if im buying a ticket and traveling by myself and have an overnight 11hrs and 35min layover i expected some sort of accommodation given that the Maldivian airport is an outside one. Not only did they (Maldivian Emirates counter officer Ibrahim Shinad) refused to give me a lounge they said to get a room at a hotel was $400 US! Which is absurd. I had to sleep on metal chairs. They also closed most shops by 12am and by the time we landed and went through checkin it was 1130. Not a pleasant experience at all."
Pros: "The movie selection is always good."
Cons: "The crew on this flight were rude which came as a shock to myself as I usually have a great experience flying with Emirates. I wish that was the case this time."
Pros: "Warm hospitality and excellent service during connecting flights."
Cons: "Service was average aND the temperature unbearable"
Pros: "Great leg room in economy, plane A380 very new and modern."
Airlines flying to Christchurch 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 to Christchurch
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Christchurch
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Christchurch
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Christchurch
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Christchurch