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.
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. Foreign nationals coming to the mainland of China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities, or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates. Travelers arriving at Beijing (PEK), Guangzhou (CAN), Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA), Shanghai Pudong (PVG), Shenzhen (SZX) or Xiamen (XMN) are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days. 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. All travelers arriving in China must present a QR code generated from a completed "Health Declaration Form" upon arrival. The form can be obtained before departure at http://health.customsapp.com/. Alongside the form, travelers must present a negative test for COVID-19 taken within 3 days before travel. Chinese nationals arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, South Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom or the United States must declare their health status for 14 days in the Wechat program "FANG YI JIAN KANG MA GUO JI BAN". A green QR code generated from the program must be presented before departure. Chinese nationals arriving from the following countries will need a COVID-19 nucleic acid test result to generate this code: Bangladesh, Chad, Egypt, Iran, Kenya, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand or Turkey. All travelers who are arriving from or have transited through the following countries must have a COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 5 days before departure: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Guinea, Iran, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malta, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Russia, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda or Zimbabwe. The same applies to travelers who have been in the Maldives or United Kingdom (from August 21), Senegal (from August 24) or Belarus (from August 28). 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.