China Southern Airlines COVID-19 safety policies

China Southern Airlines coronavirus measures at the airport and onboard China Southern Airlines flights to provide a safer air travel experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check the safety measures here and find out what it will be like flying with China Southern Airlines during COVID-19. The COVID-19 information is summarised from China Southern Airlines website which can be viewed HERE

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*Chinese airlines must comply with the detailed COVID-19 regulations and guidelines published by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, listed in this document

China Southern Airlines COVID-19 safety policies

China Southern Airlines COVID-19 policies

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At the Airport

Face mask

Passengers are required to wear medical surgical or advanced masks during the whole journey.


Before boarding, temperature of all passengers will be checked by using contactless temperature detection equipment.
Passengers with fever will not be allowed boarding, and ground personnel will assist the local health department with the follow-up procedure.

China Southern Airlines lounges

No information is provided
Onboard the flight

Cabin staff

All frontline staff of China Southern Airlines must complete the health control form and body temperature will be checked before duty
Staff and crew need to wear face masks, disposable gloves and other protective equipment during duty.
Different protective measures are taken subject to the different level of epidemic risk of each flight route.
For long-haul flights, the highest level of protection are implemented.

Meals & beverages

The service on board will be adjusted based on the level of flight risks.
Till now all long-haul flights are considered as high-risk flights. Therefore, except the necessary cabin services, any other close contact with passengers will be avoided.
China Southern has prepared pre-packaged food and bottled drinking water that will be placed in the pockets of the front seat for the passengers on long-haul flights.
In general, no meals are provided on board.


During the flight, the crew will clean the lavatories as often as required by the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China).
After each flight- operation, disinfectants must be used to clean the cabin especially the high contact points, such as tray tables, handrails and toilets. We will clean and disinfect the aircraft cabins after every flight.

Cabin air

In the air conditioning system of China Southern Airlines’ aircrafts, the recirculation system is installed with HEPA (High efficiency particulate air Filter). 99.97% of all bacteria and virus particles will be filtered, and HEPA also has the function of disinfection and sterilization.


Inbound passengers (to China) are required to provide a 14-days health code before boarding. Passengers are required to wear medical surgical or advanced masks during the whole journey. If case of wearing N95 masks, please use the model which without breathing valve.


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