Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Bordeaux
Most visitors from Bordeaux will not be allowed to enter New Zealand. 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 New Zealand
Visitors from Bordeaux will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.
Visitors from Bordeaux must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Zealand.
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
Cons: "Flight delayed, sat on plane on ground for 4 hours then missed connecting flight."
Pros: "Great attentive crew."
Cons: "Boarding has no groups, seats are small"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful."
Pros: "The meals were awesome, flight great!"
Pros: "The crew was very accommodating"
Cons: "Entertainment system was old and with few choices"
Pros: "The food was great and the other flight attendants were kind and understanding."
Cons: "There was a flight attendant who was of an older demographic who was extremely rude to me and not accommodating at all to myself, my husband, or my children. She had an attitude and seemed irritated by my questions, concerns, and overall being there. We had an issue with seating and no seats together with our 4 and 7 year old."
Cons: "seat comfort"
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "The food is the worst there is"
Pros: "I like the service, the crew and the overall experience of flying Swiss."
Cons: "I fly this route around 6 times a year and the planes get older and older. wish they would update the aircrafts on this route at some point"
Cons: "Crew was rude and slow"
Cons: "I missed my connection and got to Hong Kong a day late."
Pros: "The food was good."
Cons: "The boarding process need improvement. The sits are very tight."
Pros: "Our quick trip from ZUR to FLR was great! Flight was on time and pilot kept all passengers well informed upon our arrival in FLR."
Cons: "Too hot. Too late. Staff could have been more accommodating. Online checkin was impossible."
Pros: "Lots of room because plane was half full"
Cons: "I arrived almost early enough to get on an earlier flight. I think if I'd pleaded a bit more..."
Cons: "Our bags were lost in Zurich but the gentleman at the ticket counter was amazing! He even called before we left the airport saying that he had found our bag in Zurich"
Pros: "timely departure"
Cons: "too hot in the plane!!"
Pros: "The food was the best I’ve ever had in a plane"
Cons: "Sound quality for the films was awful"
Pros: "I thought the attendants were nice and that it was an easy, relaxing flight."
Pros: "Even though the flight was very short, the team moved quickly through the cabin ensuring everybody had a drink and a snack. They looked quite concerned when I turned down the pretzel sandwich, so I accepted and found it quite good! Also, team made sure my parent with reduced-mobility had a good boarding and transfer experience."
Cons: "As always, seats are narrow. And the "neighbors" were normal-sized. The usual struggle for elbow "air-space" occurred."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient"
Cons: "Nothing I can think of was bad just a regular fight."
Cons: "The boarding process is very uncomfortable as the passengers are asked to board the plane without any specific order, regardless of where they’re sitting, instead of boarding them by groups."
Pros: "2 snacks .. friendly flight attendants .. early arrival"
Cons: "seat pitch a bit tight"
Pros: "We flew Miami to Zurich, then Zurich to Rome. The international leg was awesome. The intra-European flight was less impressive. We “self-boarded” which was new to us - and wasn’t explained. The seats were smaller and there was only the drop down screens for every 2-3 rows, but otherwise, for a less than 2 hr flight, it was fine."
Cons: "Boarding wasn’t fully explained for those of us who are not Swiss or German. I slept thru “lunch,” which apparently was a sandwich - but that’s more than many American airlines provide you on similar flights!"
Pros: "Excellent, super-friendly crew, excellent meal"
Pros: "I am a frequent flyer with swiss airline. Amazing crew, boarding, taking off and landing is on time if not a little earlier. However, I was quite disappointed with the enertainment package and food."
Cons: "I am a frequent flyer with swiss airline. Amazing crew, boarding, taking off and landing is on time if not a little earlier. However, I was quite disappointed with the enertainment package and food."
Pros: "The crew greeted me with a warm welcome when I was the last to boars the plane due to a delayed flight connection. The flight was very comfortable and the crew incredibly sincere in their service."
Pros: "Easy, on-time and courteous"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and attentive. I was impressed at the amount of food we received through out the flight. My family and I enjoyed our flight with Swiss airlines and will definitely use them next time we travel."
Pros: "Swiss is already a great company and yesterday it just got better : I got upgraded on business class between Geneva and New York and it was a very nice treat, the service was perfect, the food excellent, the seat was very comfortable. Thank you SWISS !"
Cons: "Business class service The hostess forgot my request twice. ..."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and professional lucky it was a short flight"
Cons: "The quality of the flight is cheap"
Pros: "My luggage was lost for two days on the flight from Tampa to Zurich and/or Zurich to Naples. It was delivered by the end of the second day. But before that I found out I could not choose seats online for any of the Swiss Air Flights to and from Europe. It "had to be done" at the airport. Why? Never explained. I called Travis International, the agency booking the flights. Totally useless conversation resulted with no explanation."
Cons: "The Flights were longer than other airlines taking similar routes. The routing was absurd. To go from Naples to Munich and then turn around and go to Zurich before the 10 hour trip to Tampa made no sense. Lousy routing and customer service. Eidelswiss apparently is a lower-end branch of Swiss Air. My airfare was as much as and more than my other friends who flew Delta, for instance. Flights on other airlines did not take 10 hours from Zurich to Tampa. I lost the ticket receipts and could not claim anything for the items I bought to try get through the two full days without luggage, even though the airlines has a record of the claim. Outrageous!!"
Pros: "Almost nothing.."
Cons: "1) my seat was broken (didn't recline) 2) my USB charger... Broken.. 3) my food was in a metal container that was stamped and the ink from the stamp leaked and was pressed across my food. I was literally not about to eat the alphabet... (luckily, a nice attendant came by and apologized, as I know it was not her fault the food came out like this. 4) Rude attendant came over 25 mins after I had turned on my attendant button to ask for a bottle of water. (I turned it on while they were still serving drinks) (also forgot I needed water to take some medicine that required to drink a full glass) She came up to me and my fellow passenger, yelled at BOTH us while she was waving her hands our face. I mentioned to her "it's not polite to treat people this way" she moved her hands closer to my face thrusting her whole body over my fellow passengers face, and continued yelling at me about turbulence (while she's completely avoiding the rule herself.) He and I were both seated and buckled and not bothering anyone. She could've just taken her own lecture and kept ignoring the signal. I wrote about this in customer support letter that the 'NICE' and 'Helpful' attendant Gave to me that sincerely apologized for the previous attendants behavior."
Cons: "No Wi-Fi on board."
Cons: "Slight delay."
Pros: "punctual and friendly enough staff."
Cons: "entertainment and food options were poor and because of the long haul flight once we had a first round of service it was then self serve. I was in a window seat - cld not wake the people beside me and getting up to get water was difficult. Pushed the call button to be told that I cld get it myself!"
Pros: "Your crew is amazing."
Pros: "The staff was helpful and professional and kind. The equipment was new and clean. The flight was on-time and uneventful. I would fly this airline again any day of the week."
Pros: "The seat, the airport, the service"
Cons: "The tight connection"
Pros: "I liked the comfort of the aircraft and entertainment"
Cons: "That there was a delay which wasnt announced which meant i had to get through an new airport in a hurry for me to get connecting dublin flight. When i got to boarding gate everyone was boarding found this extetemly pressuring"
Cons: "It wasn't Swiss//"
Pros: "See above"
Pros: "Attendants were cordial"
Cons: "There was no organized boarding of coach passengers. There was sufficient food provided but overall quality was marginal."
Pros: "The plane is beautiful, comfortable and clean. The crew is happy and kind. The food is great! Overall my favorite Airlines as of my recent two flights."
Cons: "Should be clear whether meals contain nuts."
Pros: "Friendly crew. Good food and entertainment. Comfortable seats."
Pros: "The service , the hospitality and kindness"
Airlines flying from Bordeaux 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 Bordeaux
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Bordeaux
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Bordeaux
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Bordeaux
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