Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sofia to Queenstown
Most visitors from Sofia will not be allowed to enter Queenstown. 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 Queenstown
Visitors from Sofia will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Queenstown.
Visitors from Sofia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Queenstown.
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
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 57h 10m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Emirates ($11,121) and Multiple Airlines ($12,030)
When flying out of Sofia you will be using Sofia, often referred to as Sofia Airport. You will be landing at Queenstown Intl, also known as Queenstown Airport.
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Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Queenstown with an airline and back to Sofia with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Queenstown from Sofia up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "It was okay"
Pros: "The food was nice."
Cons: "Emirates should consider stop selling the seat that is just located next to the laboratory. It’s simoly too close to the facility and I could not get good rest at all not to mention about the strange smell."
Pros: "Just such a smooth journey."
Cons: "Improve cabin comfortable"
Pros: "Crew, food, drinks, and seats were fantastic"
Cons: "Flew airbus 380 all the way and it was super comfortable!"
Pros: "Overall flight quality"
Cons: "Free wifi time can be increased to at least an hour and Food quality can be better"
Pros: "In flight entertainment was excellent"
Cons: "My first flight the seat was towards the back and was smaller than others."
Pros: "A380s are good aircraft. Emirates entertainment is second to none ."
Cons: "I'm the first leg 777 aircraft sat towards the back and my window seat was smaller than most seats. I had 1 hour 25 minutes connection in Dubai . But it was a VERY. Long walk from C3 to B14 . By the time for of the plane and reached my connecting gate t8gey were already boarding . Dubai is too big"
Cons: "Food could be tastier. But, you can’t starve"
Pros: "The take off and landing was very good."
Cons: "The entertainments."
Cons: "Connections can be imporoved"
Pros: "Nothing as such"
Cons: "Crew are not polite and carry arrogance while talking to the passengers, especially in the economy cabin. The seats are narrow compared to other 777 300 ER flights"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Old plane"
Pros: "All great!"
Pros: "Breakfast and lunch were both tasty"
Cons: "Had to wait an hour for our bags at BHX"
Cons: "Over charged for bags paid $326.00 for one extra bag I call Airline in Dubai they said you have been over charged"
Pros: "Emirates staff are polite and respectful"
Cons: "777 for travel from Dubai to Boston is not a comfortable plane"
Pros: "Good leg-room."
Cons: "Crew do not seem to be attentive."
Cons: "Always spicy food"
Cons: "Hard sandwhich"
Pros: "My first and hopefully not last flight on one of the world's best airlines."
Pros: "Great as expected"
Cons: "Crew behavior was not up to the standard, need yo work on it"
Pros: "Loved the service. My flight was from NYC to Milan."
Cons: "There was not one thing."
Pros: "All are good."
Cons: "Served vegetarian, I am very happy."
Cons: "The layover from Karachi to Dubai is less than 2 hours. The flight from Karachi is always late n it makes me nervous that I might miss my flight for LA. It has happened to me before. You should maintain your punctuality in Karachi as well. Even the boarding process is extremely flawed, it is very frustrating. Plz maintain your reputation everywhere in the word!"
Cons: "During flight from San Fransico to Delhi,flight was to changed at Dubai for Delhi.There was no information on board as new the "gate no" at Dubai for Delhi."
Pros: "Excellence !!!"
Cons: "Older version of the Boeing 777"
Pros: "the food"
Cons: "Boarding at Dubai was like a disaster"
Pros: "Very comfortable and smooth ride new plane from SF to Dubail"
Cons: "Business class too expensive for individual travelers"
Cons: "Crew was unprofessional Bags got lost and took forever for any bags to go through on carrousel They boarded nearly an hour before take off and process was very disorganized Hardly any water served"
Pros: "Online checking"
Cons: "N/ A"
Pros: "Being able to sleep comfortably Great staff Food good rather than great but not easy on flight. Well chosen good wines. Chauffeur service to & from airport Ease of checkin"
Cons: "crappy entertainment screens food was a bit blah (stale bread products, slimy fruit)"
Cons: "The in-flight crew was rude and aggressive. Also there was no communication or announcement regarding the delayed flight. Food was substandard. We've had much better experience with emirates in the past. Next time perhaps we will opt for another airline ."
Pros: "Customer service, food, the flight in general was good."
Cons: "I lost TV signal a few times and therefore wasn't able to watch the games I was interested in. But I understand this is beyond your control at times but the whole system would benefit from an upgrade. The touch screen sometimes takes a while to respond so making the process a little tedious."
Pros: "The team was fantastic. Always willing to help."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and the announcements were not made to keep us informed. There was some chaos involved once the gates were open. This has to be addressed."
Cons: "We fid not enjoy the close proximity of several screaming children who insisted in screaming at all hoyrs, making sleep impossible. What was concerning was the reluctance of the staff to intervene. Most disappointing as we did not have any sleep at all overnight."
Cons: "It was too cold and the blanket was too light"
Cons: "Despite ordering a vegetarian Oriental meal, I was given a meat dish in my meal!"
Cons: "I requested (at least 2 months ago) for a cake for my daughters Birthday which was on July 5th. I made the request over phone calling customer service in NY. Unfortunately it was not honored. When I called 2 days before the flight departure just to verify, I was told by the telephone Representative that the request was cancelled by Emirates as it was not entered properly ( ? ). And she can not do anything about that. Though the request was entered by Emirates Employee and Emirates just cancelled the request and did not bother to notify me. My daughter was so upset and was crying , and nothing I could do to make her happy. I will never fly Emirates again."
Pros: "Entertainment on board"
Cons: "Your flight attendants are terrible, I asked her 3times just to get some water and she raise her voice to me, and I press attendant call button for 5 times just to get some more water but non of your flight attendant showed up at my seat, I'm a purser of Thai airlines so I know this Emirates flight attendant service was suck. I will never fly with Emirates again, so bad services"
Cons: "I booked flight for my husband, however, the credit card authorization process took long and he missed his flight. Hence, the next cheapest available flight was July 3rd. I ended up having to rebook his flight via Air Canada. The payment was processed and accepted immediately. I figured 7 hours was sufficient time to process a payment. It was not. My husband is now incurring additional charges and is missing employment in Canada. I'm looking for some compensation. I have never encountered this wait time when purchasing an airline ticket. Your site/app has great reviews but you need to work on credit card approvals. Thanks for your time and I look forward to being compensated."
Airlines flying from Sofia to Queenstown 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 Sofia to Queenstown
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Sofia to Queenstown
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Sofia to Queenstown
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Sofia to Queenstown
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Sofia to Queenstown