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£738

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£425

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Travelers usually depart from O. R. Tambo International, or Lanseria International when they travel from Johannesburg to New York. Book your trip to arrive at John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, New York Stewart International Airport, or Newark Penn Station. The distance between Johannesburg and New York is 12878 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, and TAP Portugal. Johannesburg and New York have 388 direct flights per week. When you arrive at New York, consider visiting Manhattan Island, Independence National Historical Park, PA, USA, Times Square, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Staten Island, Empire State Building, and Statue of Liberty.

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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Qatar AirwaysQTRQRYes0
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TAP PortugalTAPTPYesOpens 36 days before flight
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United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in United States – 02/2023
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Most travelers from South Africa can enter New York, JFK, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results or recovery certificate is not required
  • Quarantine is not required for vaccinated travelers
Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for United States
  • Health pass may be required for public activity
  • Mandatory travel attestation form
Additional information
  • Health screening may be required on arrival
  • Masks are recommended in certain settings

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in United States in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Johannesburg to New York?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Johannesburg and New York takes around 16 hours.
What is the flight distance between Johannesburg and New York?
The flight distance between Johannesburg and New York is 12878 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Johannesburg and New York?
Several carriers operate flights between Johannesburg and New York. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Johannesburg?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Johannesburg and Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, George, Harare, East London, London, Windhoek, Hyderabad, Bloemfontein, Accra, Lagos, Nairobi, Bulawayo, Chennai, Lusaka, Mthatha, Dar es Salaam, Funchal, Livingstone.
What are the most popular routes to and from New York?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as New York and London, Manchester, Dublin, Athens, Edinburgh, Toronto, Glasgow, Birmingham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tallinn, Denpasar, San Juan, Orlando, Bristol, Manila, Thessaloniki, Bangkok, Malta, Vancouver, Budapest.
Which airports are there in Johannesburg?
Johannesburg is mainly served by O. R. Tambo International. But there are other airports nearby, including Lanseria International, Rand Airport.
What airports are near New York?
The main airport in New York is John F. Kennedy International. It is also served by Philadelphia International, Bradley International, Rhode Island T. F. Green Int'l Airport, Long Island MacArthur, Trenton–Mercer, Harrisburg International, Albany International, Westchester County, Lehigh Valley International, Atlantic City International.
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