In general, October is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Kunming. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $457. If you are unable to visit Kunming during the month of October, then departing from United States during the month November is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $533.
Most flyers found that booking tickets 43 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Kunming. During this timeframe, flight prices are around $827. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as $552.
The cheapest day to depart from United States to Kunming is on a Friday when prices can be found for as low as $544. On the other hand, Saturday is the most expensive day to depart from United States because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travelers. As a result, prices tend to be around $904.
Flying to Kunming from United States in the afternoon is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $623 when looking at flights departing in the afternoon. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying in the morning when prices are $1,020 on average. Flights to Kunming from United States in the morning are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travelers’ schedules.
Currently, China travel restrictions include travel to Kunming. China has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except Chinese nationals, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan passport holders, and travelers with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas, or visas issued after March 28, 2020. Travelers arriving at PEK will be given a PCR test and quarantined for 14 days at a designated location in Beijing. Travelers arriving at Shanghai Pudong (PVG) or Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) must undergo Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) and a 14-day quarantine in designated places for medical observation. Airline crew with a layover at the above airports must undergo NAT inside the passenger terminal, then self-isolate at their hotel temporarily before acquiring the NAT results. Airline crew arriving at the above airports will be quarantined after their last shift, and must self-isolate in crew hotels during shift breaks. Travelers arriving at Guangzhou (CAN) or Shenzhen (SZX) who live in or have been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, or the United States in the past 14 days must undergo 14-day quarantine at home or in designated places for medical observation. All passengers arriving at SZX will have a PCR test. Travelers arriving at XMN will be quarantined for medical observation at designated hotels for 14 days at their own expense. This does not apply to travelers under 18 years old or above 70 years old, pregnant women, and travelers suffering from illness, who must apply for permission to undergo a 14-day quarantine at home. If you are planning to travel to Kunming at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.