Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Cancun
Most visitors from Cancun 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.
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Visitors from Cancun will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.
Visitors from Cancun 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: "veg food was mostly repeated in all the meals, didn't track who is vegetarian, so ran out of veg food. Pizza wasn't great."
Pros: "Crew was great! For economy class, seat was comfortable."
Pros: "first time on Emirates and its just so much better than anything else under all points of view"
Cons: "vegetarian options"
Cons: "Better inflight entertainment"
Pros: "Checking-in was super simple, and speedy. All the staff I had contact with were very polite and professional"
Cons: "I had exhausted the entertainment system before I finished my first leg of the outbound journey."
Pros: "Entertainment and great inflight staff service."
Cons: "Food needs a bit more innovation."
Pros: "I had a fast and easy check-in at Denpasar airport. In flight service by cabin crew was very good, as I normally get in the business class at Emirates. Flight left Denpasar on time and arrived in Auckland some 30 mins early, which was nice. Enjoyed a late dinner - the mie goreng ayam was particularly tasty!"
Cons: "In the past on overnight flights Emirates I have received a pyjama set in the Business Class, which made it very comfortable to sleep. But this time this was not given, so I had to sleep in my day-wear, which was a bit uncomformtable."
Pros: "Every thing is very good"
Pros: "Obviously Biz Class is a great proposition for a flight of this length and once again the experience was a good one. Staff are always friendly and very attentive."
Cons: "We are not big eaters but when you leave at 10am then a lunch and breakfast is a bit of a stretch and even with light snack options we found ourselves hungry. Breakfast was not too flash"
Pros: "The crews"
Cons: "The wifi is bad the food is bad im in business class"
Pros: "All of the above"
Cons: "Nothing that i didn't like"
Pros: "The departure and return flight time, for the price I paid, I felt like I was in more than an economy flight. The meal, the baggage quota, the entertainment. The time flew because by the time the movie had finished, we were starting to descend. I will always look for this flight with Emirates. There is no other flight in comparison, in what you get for your Buck. I believe that other Airlines, ie., Qantas, Virgin Aust, both give you a flight and service, for nearly the same fare but you only get 7kg luggage, no meal just the basic entitlement, tea/coffe/water with a biscuit or something like that and NO ENTERTAINMENT, NO COMPARISON!!!!"
Pros: "food and entertainment"
Cons: "The non veg food got over . My wife waited , but they told they dont have any more non veg food Emirates should plan accordingly rather than doing these cheap things"
Pros: "Footrest would be good for a long haul flight."
Cons: "Food was not awful and most item not available in Fist Suites"
Cons: "Noise of serving some people dinner in middle of night interfered with sleep. Deep dip South meant no internet for much of the flight lots of noise and inconvenience trying to fix Tvnz for (rude) lady in front"
Pros: "I left my kindle reader in the seatback in my flight to Dubai. They found it and returned it to me on my retum doback to Chicago 3 weeks later."
Cons: "Lactose free meal was disgusting."
Pros: "Travelled Business Class - a great experience."
Cons: "Slow to board."
Pros: "Really liked the long journey. Was a bit nervous given the 15 hour flight but was pleasantly surprised. Service was good as well."
Cons: "The crew were really young and not very talkative."
Pros: "The plane was spacious and we had really good seats , next to the toilet and wall in front of us. Super, as we were traveling with a toddler and he was able to sit on the floor in front of us and play with his toys. Food came out promptly and was tasty. Loved the goodies for the kids, little blanket and scotch pad."
Cons: "The delay in boarding! It’s hard work when traveling with a toddler."
Pros: "Good facilities, food and entertaniment. Seat comfort not so good."
Pros: "The service, food and boarding were all excellent. It brought back the joy of flying like what used to know in the 80s."
Pros: "The food was good and the service was great. I also had a great seat in the front row."
Cons: "We were delayed by over 2 hours We had no where to park when we landed so we had to wait for buses to take us toche terminal There was no new and exciting movies that excited me"
Pros: "Extremely quiet plane since they placed people in front of the half empty plane. Great plane food and internet access, limited to text but still incredibly useful to text people from the air."
Cons: "I checked in online, but when I went to drop my bags there was about a 20 min delay. the agent needed to make 2 phone calls and conference with 2 supervisors. All this without letting me know what was going on."
Cons: "Very late. Caused us to miss outlet rental car. Left us stranded at the airport."
Pros: "Great entertainment system. Lots of leg room best airline"
Cons: "Late departure but made up time in flight"
Pros: "The crew were excellent, very helpful and friendly. The most friendly crew I have flown with. Qantas could learn something from Emirates."
Pros: "Good Food, I find it amazing that the Jeddah flights have better quality food than many other sectors.."
Cons: "No more A380 in this sector, which is a shame."
Pros: "Very good service I love it"
Cons: "Waiting for 4 hours for boarding due to silly mistake of agent for booking my ticket with wrong spelling & keep me on hold for hours & hours. will never recommend such site to others."
Pros: "The entertainment system"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "Check-in was efficient and staff were extremely helpful. Flight itself was comfortable, food was actually tasty, and in-flight entertainment was great. Overall an amazing experience compared to US carriers."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit disorganized."
Pros: "I enjoyed my first time flying with Emirates from Australia to New Zealand The checking in was quick, easy and the staff were friendly. The crew were polite, and friendly with excellent customer service. Refreshments and Entertainment were first class. I will be flying Emirates from now on."
Pros: "Great cabin crew"
Cons: "Ground process and lounges were not different from Business Ckass"
Pros: "I have high expectations for Emirates, and for the most part they delivered."
Cons: "They ran out of many food options by the time they came to my part of the plane. These new planes are designed poorly. Passengers were not even allowed to carry out a basic conversation near the restrooms at the back of the plane without being shushed left and right from cabin crew in their private quarters and other crew up the stairs."
Pros: "Comfortable cabin, attentive crew, if somewhat aloof. Food okay, but better than a 2 ounce package of salty pretzel mix for $3! All in all, quite good."
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind."
Pros: "We couldn't get on the flight because of poor service from people at the counter and missed our flight. We had to be put on another flight. One of our bags has gone missing And we are waiting for it"
Cons: "Plane was dirty, staff seemed rushed and inexperienced, soaps empty in bathroom"
Pros: "love everything about Emirates!"
Pros: "Staff were great. Food was good."
Cons: "I had thought all crew was on training. Service was poor"
Pros: "Like everything"
Pros: "A380 was comfortable with good entertainment"
Cons: "Attitude of Emirates ground staff and crew. Compare to Emirates Singapore Airpines staff are more polite and helpful."
Pros: "Good seat size and space, very comfortable. Excellent entertainment."
Cons: "One food selection was good, another just plain bad."
Pros: "The A380 is a beautiful aircraft. Smooth and quiet. Great movie choices. Crew friendly and mostly efficient. Great value for money!"
Cons: "Confusion with wrong menus being handed out - on 2 flights!"
Pros: "Crew were lovely"
Cons: "Extremely overweight passenger next to me. It was awful, her body was in contact with me the entire flight. The most uncomfortable, hot, smelly, awkward flight Ive ever experienced. Its time you charge for 2 seats for people that are the size of 2 people. Not fair to other passengers to have to be so inconvenienced and extremely uncomfortable."
Pros: "The plane was very clean and staff was very friendly."
Cons: "The United app did not update the boarding pass and the gate never appeared. Had to check the board at the airport. The flight was delayed. The entertainment in the flight was not up to par. There were hardly any new movies to watch and the software is old so the app kept on freezing when watching the movie."
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants."
Cons: "The interior of the plane is old and there is no legroom at all, to the point where if you drop something, good luck bending over far enough to pick it up. Also there are much better entertainment options on other airlines."
Pros: "Always good movies"
Cons: "Overall everything is good , with the actual situation I font think is a problem with the airline or employee"
Cons: "Boarding was extremely slow and we arrived 1 hour late"
Cons: "On board Mask enforcement - was not done. The video controller buttons were on the arm rest. This presented a challenge to actually USE the arm rest for myself and my seat mates - we were constantly and inadvertently turning the monitor on."
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "My seat was broken and their snacks are outdated. Also no entertainment"
Cons: "The boarding and social distancing being funny with the process"
Pros: "MUCH BETTER experience than our American Airlines flight when we left last week. More friendly people."
Pros: "One of the nicest flight attendants I’ve ever seen in my life and I travel a lot."
Cons: "Being issued a seat not next to other families when there were empty rows and one seaters available."
Pros: "Easy boarding and smooth flight."
Cons: "No individual screens. Limited and unhealthy food options."
Pros: "Crew was very accommodating"
Cons: "Seats stuffed like sardines 5:10 and my knees were touching the front seat. My seat was Brocken and did not recline . Stuck like this for 6 hours .....-;( I did not even know you are allowed to put seats so close together"
Pros: "Seat was roomier. Food was good."
Pros: "Food was actually quite decent"
Cons: "In-seat entertainment systems malfunctioned for roughly half the flight, which was quite disappointing"
Pros: "Crew were great, especially considering we had a couple of mishaps travelling with a five year old and five month old. Despite being a mega long flight it was comfortable and we were well looked after."
Cons: "Seats are a little narrow on the exit rows and bulkhead as the armrests accommodate the TV and tables. This also means they can’t be moved. Not unique to Air NZ though."
Pros: "The price."
Cons: "I was boarding group 5 and had the very last row, not comfortable."
Pros: "I got super lucky and had three seats to myself, it's a long flight just over 12hrs and good sleep is precious. The entertainment options were excellent and I watched some great first run movies. Food was quite good with options, beverage service standard. Restrooms were readily accessible and "clean.""
Cons: "We left SFO an hour late waiting for a handful of late passengers - good for them though, eh? The rest of the passengers on plane were packed in like sardines. Seemed to me that too much space on plane dedicated to the premium 'cabins' for the uber rich, but they were interesting to look at."
Pros: "On-time departure, smooth flight to Denver, excellent crew."
Cons: "Tiny, crowded seats, no USB ports on aircraft, no free United Wi-Fi at Cancun Airport."
Pros: "Was told there was a delay of 15-30 mins at check in. Flight was actually delayed 1.5 hrs. Would have been nice if they explained why ahead of time."
Cons: "More food options. Almost wasn't able to buy food. Was told they ran out by the time they reached us in the back of the plane. Luckily they had one left. It was luke warm at best and my husband and I split it."
Pros: "We got earlier than anticipated."
Cons: "There is no food to offer unless you pay for it when you are asked. I got a bag of chips that isually goes for 1.99 at the store but they sell it for 4.99. They only give you 2 cookies and a drink for a 5 hour flight. The entertaiment was not present for 98% of the flight even when it says that wifi is available and to choose the movies or shows from their website. There's no disclaimer saying wifi does not work over the sea which was thru almost the entire flight. When you could finally connect to it, it wouldn't load. Most airplanes have an entertainment system in the back of the seat even for less than 3 hour flights but not on this one. Very disappointing."
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "This compaby sucks. They cancelled the fight wuthout notifyng us and we have to rent a car because they wanted us to flght the next day a 5 PM without paying fir us the hotel. It was ridicoulous ghat we were 2:30 hoyrs away from our final destination and they dif not reimbourse us for renting a car. Never again book s flight in United"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and helpful. Flight was smooth and arrived on time."
Cons: "Not sure how this could even happen but evidently two passengers boarded the plane and were seated when it was realized they were on a plane to Denver not Newark. With all of the security on an international flight, how does this oversight occur? Made me pretty uneasy! Boarding was slightly delayed but they didn't empty the plane and verify carry on items/ luggage weren't left behind."
Pros: "We arrived earlier than expected"
Cons: "No Wifi No Movies or Entertainment No update on what arrival terminal we were let out of, so my ride that picked me got lost and confused about where to pick me up. (Not at United Terminal 7 at LAX)"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Travelled with my wife and they didn't put us together - the counter response was to ask a customer to swap seats (which she did not)! Just a poor experience, as you would now expect with Unites."
Pros: "I liked the in flight entertainment offered at not extra charge. This was probably the best thing about the whole experience."
Cons: "I do not like this assigned seating thing. Most people wanted to move around. And with assigned seating boarding takes longer because you have people coming in all over the plain instead of filling form back to front. Just takes too long."
Pros: "Always loved United, always will! The bad rap going around about them unfortunate but people won't understand the airline industry if they don't try."
Cons: "I got the wrong seats. I paid for economy plus and requested an aisle and middle seat and ended up with a middle seat and window seat. Horrible customer service from United in Mexico. They did absolutely nothing to accommodate their mistake. United Airlines is awful."
Pros: "The captain continually updated is as we were waiting for a gate to enter."
Cons: "The wait in SFO was long. The plane was warm without air circulation. My connecting flight was not held for me and actually departed 10 minutes early. I had to wait 4 hours for the next flight at which I was told they would seat me at the end of boarding. I was never seated and after repeatedly asking was told they would get me on the next flight. Poor customer service."
Cons: "When experiencing turbulence, the flight attendant came over the speaker and requested everyone to be seated with their seat belts fastened. A few moments later she came back on reprimanding that "THIS IS NOT A JOKE YOU NEED TO SIT DOWN WITH YOUR SEAT BELTS FASTENED" which was still ok. The third announcement was the one I felt was highly inappropriate when she then stated "I DONT KNOW IF YOUVE BEEN WATCHING THE NEWS LATELY, BUT THERE IS NO WARNING WHEN THE TURBULANCE IS GOING TO GET WORSE" frankly I have been watching the news lately and there is plane CRASHES on the news. My husband is afraid of flying and that announcement was terrifying, even for someone who is not afraid to fly. There has to be some sort of protocol of verbage to use when the turbulance is getting bad, because to insinuate the plane could crash to get your point across is crossing the line. I have been on planes where the turbulance is a lot worse and felt this was really out of line."
Pros: "Departure was delayed but we still arrived early."
Cons: "Light was burned over my seat and the attendants wasn't able to help."
Pros: "The first plane had enough leg room"
Cons: "That the plane needed to be changed due to something being wrong with it. On our flight from cancun, Mexico to SFO we had to stop in Houston to change planes. One of the guys working at the security check point was very mean, raising his voice to people, grabbing their and also my stuff out of their hands, some of my stuff fell on the floor and got stuck in the rolling thingies. I hope I found all of it, not sure. I'm not sure how this happened, shouldn't planes be checked thoroughly before heading out!?!? This all is a big mess and very upsetting (literally just cried for 20 minutes). Sincerely, Sabrina Jungclaus S.firstname.lastname@example.org"
Pros: "Wish kayak would provide some sort of point system to keep me using this app solely and not browsing around ."
Pros: "The flight itself was very smooth. I asked for extra snacks and the FA's happily obliged."
Cons: "The air vents were very low pressure. I was disappointed there weren't tv's like there were on my first flight. Sitting behind the wing was so loud I couldn't hear the announcements on the PA."
Pros: "Wifi on the plane."
Cons: "I could not get my laptop to connect to the in flight entertainment."
Pros: "Had to wait 2 hours on the plane because a port was not available."
Cons: "There was only one hour to get off the plane, wait forever for your bag, go through customs and run to the next flight. Several people missed it. Bad connection timing. One hour is not enough when coming off an international flight"
Pros: "Boarding was easy. Flight attendants were friendly"
Cons: "Paying for on flight entertainment going and then having it free coming back was annoying."
Pros: "First class seats were ok, economy were tolerable"
Cons: "Delayed 1hr45m from CUN to CHI 1hr was on the tarmac (really?). Had last seats that don't recline. On the way down we were first class and the processed chicken with rice was bad, also delayed an hour from ORD to MEX. TV did not work in economy, none in first. No power outlets in either flight. Maybe I'm done with united?"
Pros: "Getting off the plane in Chicago."
Cons: "Plane got pretty warm and didn't cool down much during the flight. In-flight entertainment was poor; DirecTV was the only option and I believe there were some issues due to not being over US soil upon departure."
Pros: "The seats were upgraded to take up more space so economy wasn't too bad."
Cons: "Everything costs money now. All the screens were worthless since it cost money to watch anything (including the flight map and how long until we reached our destination.) The Internet was useless unless you really wanted to pay $3 to surf the Internet or get your emails. Forget streaming video since they wanted you to absolutely pay the $8 more for DirectTV."
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and caring"
Cons: "MY SEAT WAS CHANGED WITHOUT EVEN ASKING ME The flight was 3 hrs delayed There was crying babies on board so I couldn't even get some rest"
Pros: "Depart was organized and the flight arrived before the time."
Cons: "Snack is horrible even water is very difficult to get."
Cons: "on the way there we had TV. On the way back we had to take a different route (which added more time for the trip)and we did have a TV on the head rest or even movie showing. Also one snack that has three crackers isn't worth handing out. It would be nice to be able to enjoy the snack."
Pros: "I liked the timeliness of the flight. we arrived faster than expected."
Cons: "there was an open seat next to my boyfriend and i, we thought we would have a little extra space on the flight since the seat wasn't taken. but the flight attended moves a passenger next to us without notifying us prior or even asking if it's okay, or ask that we scoot down so that we can at least have the window seat. would've been nice to have the window to lean on.. we felt like she could have said something to us. she was very rude."
Pros: "I liked the sincerely friendly staff; they made it a pleasant experience."
Cons: "I would ha've liked free TV; ,I feel I've paid for it in cost of ticket."
Pros: "The evening before our return to US from our vacation in Mexico, my husband lost his passport. The Cancun airport crew, including Paz and Raphael, worked with US consulate (on a day they are typically closed) to get permission for him to board the return flight. Otherwise, we would have had to stay two more days ( until monday) to go to the consulate. THANK YOU, United!"
Pros: "Free entertainment because of the bother"
Cons: "Having our flight delayed. The pilots were still in Houston when we boarded the plane in Cancun. Sat on the plane 2.5 hours before they cancelled due to staff being over the limit of hours they could work. Surely this could have been realized before they boarded us! Very sloppy management of us on the plane, getting off the plane with staff saying "we don't know what's going on""
Pros: "The pilot flew the plane well and kept us informed about the route."
Cons: "Our luggage was rummaged through and jewelry was missing from inside the checked luggage!!!!!! Not to mention the fees for traveling with a regular piece of luggage that was well within the weight limits. SOME of the crew was rude (the guy was polite). They sell everything meals, entertainment, etc on board it is already pricey to fly and I guess it includes nothing but your right to sit and breathe. . The plane was cramped and there was trash by my seat probably from a previous flight. Also, I did not get to sit by my travel companion."
Airlines flying from Cancun 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 Cancun
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Cancun
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Cancun
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Cancun
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