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Travel Restriction Alert

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to Shanghai. Current restrictions to Shanghai are based on China travel restrictions.

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Cheapest flights to cities in Shanghai

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Useful information for your flight to Shanghai

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to Shanghai

What is the cheapest flight I can find to Shanghai?

For prices as low as $19/pp, you can find flights to Shanghai depending on where you are departing from. On average, flights to Shanghai cost $952/pp.

What are the most popular landmarks in Shanghai?

The most often visited landmarks in Shanghai are People's Square, Shanghai Disneyland, and Shanghai New International Expo Centre, among many others that can be found in the area.

I plan on visiting People's Square. Which airport is the quickest drive?

For the quickest drive from an arrival airport to People's Square, fly into Shanghai Pu Dong Airport or Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport, which are closest to the area.

What is the weather like in Shanghai?

Shanghai typically has a temperature range from 39.2 °F(January) to 82.4 °F(July). Those looking to avoid rain and/or snow while visiting Shanghai should plan their trip in December, January, or November, as these months are relatively less likely to have precipitation.


What are the current travel restrictions for Shanghai?

Currently, China travel restrictions include travel to Shanghai. Entry restrictions

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. China has suspended all direct flights from the UK. Foreign nationals with residence permit with the purpose of work, personal matter and reunion can re-enter China. Holders of expired residence permits can apply for a new one. 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.

Entry requirements

Foreign nationals must complete a "Health Declaration Form" and present upon arrival. Chinese nationals arriving from Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Colombia, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam or Zambia must have a green QR code with a must declare their health status for 14 days in the WeChat app "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 issued within 3 days prior to departure to generate this code. Foreign nationals arriving from the abovementioned countries must have a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate. The form can be obtained with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days before departure Travelers arriving from Taiwan must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. Travelers arriving from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Syria, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, US or Zimbabwe must have a green QR code with a must declare their health status for 14 days in the WeChat app "FANG YI JIAN KANG MA GUO JI BAN". A green QR code generated from the program must be presented before departure. Travelers arriving from the following countries will need a COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued within 48 hours and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 48 hours prior departure prior to departure to generate this code. Travelers not arriving directly in China must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new Health Declaration Form in each transit country. Foreign nationals arriving from the abovementioned countries must have a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate. The form can be obtained with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 48 hours before departure. Travelers not arriving directly in China must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new Health Declaration Form in each transit country.

Quarantine requirements

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.

If you are planning to travel to Shanghai at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.


Popular cities and sights

Looking to visit Shanghai? Check out these cities and spend time seeing some of the most popular sights in Shanghai.
Shanghai
Shanghai
First National Congress of the CCP
Jin Mao Tower
Paramount
Westgate Mall
French Concession

Airports in Shanghai

There are many options when flying to Shanghai. Here you can see the price and the destinations in a map
Pu Dong Airport
19 mi from city center
Hongqiao Intl Airport
9 mi from city center

Cheapest flight routes to Shanghai

These routes have the cheapest flights to Shanghai found by momondo users in United States
Departing Destination Best Price
Kapalua Shanghai $748
New York Shanghai $791
San Francisco Shanghai $910
Seattle Shanghai $910
Washington Shanghai $951
Los Angeles Shanghai $972
Houston Shanghai $973
Newark Shanghai $979
Portland Shanghai $999
New Windsor Shanghai $1,000

Popular routes to Shanghai

Most frequently searched flights to Shanghai along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Shenzhen to Hongqiao Intl Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 10m
Cheapest price
$169
Beijing to Hongqiao Intl Flights
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5h 45m
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$591
Tokyo to Hongqiao Intl Flights
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3h 20m
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$709
Singapore to Hongqiao Intl Flights
Fastest flight time
11h 55m
Cheapest price
$1,316
Ho Chi Minh City to Hongqiao Intl Flights
Fastest flight time
31h 45m
Cheapest price
$2,655
Fukuoka to Hongqiao Intl Flights
Fastest flight time
6h 25m
Cheapest price
$3,626
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