Singapore and Hong Kong to open travel bubble

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26th April, 2021 12:36:23 printer

Singapore and Hong Kong to open travel bubble

 

Singapore and Hong Kong have agreed to start quarantine-free travel between the two cities from 26 May.

Singapore and Hong Kong have agreed to start quarantine-free travel between the two cities from 26 May.

The long delayed travel bubble was first slated to begin in November, but was suspended after a sudden spike of Covid infections in Hong Kong.

If it goes ahead, this travel bubble will be the second major air route in the region to open after Australia and New Zealand resumed flights last week.

It is expected to provide a boost to the tourism sectors of both cities.

How will it work?

The ATB will begin cautiously with just one flight a day in each direction carrying a maximum of 200 passengers for the first two weeks.

All passengers departing from Hong Kong are required to be vaccinated, and passengers from both cities are expected to take a test within three days of departure and again on arrival.

The bubble will be suspended for at least two weeks if the seven-day moving average of unlinked community cases in either city increases to more than five.

Travellers from both cities will be required to download each others contact-tracing app prior to their departure.

(BBC)


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