Business AviationHONG KONG AND SINGAPORE BACK TO QUARANTINE-FREE TRAVEL BUBBLE

HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE BACK TO QUARANTINE-FREE TRAVEL BUBBLE

QUARANTINE-FREE TRAVEL

Last year November, Hong Kong and Singapore tried to launch an air travel bubble but it didn’t succeed due to the surge in COVID-19 pandemic. But this time they have planned to launch the air travel bubble with effect on May 26th.

Dr YK Pang, who is a Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board said, “Launching the Air Travel Bubble with Singapore once again is the first step in Hong Kong’s resumption of international travel, and a milestone for preparing the city for gradually welcoming more visitors back. We expect that travellers at the early stage of the launch of the ATB are those who travel for family visits or other essential reasons, and leisure travellers will return successively.

On the other side, Singapore Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said, “I am happy that Hong Kong got the COVID-19 situation under control. It has been a long few months, but the conditions are now ripe again to re-launch the ATB (air travel bubble). Both sides will need to stay very vigilant in the next one month, so that we can launch the first flights smoothly.

Travellers will not be required to go through quarantine as long as they fulfill the condition of traveling within the air travel bubble. For a cautious start, one flight a day in each direction is planned to be conducted between the two countries carrying around 200 passengers on each flight.

Passengers from Hong Kong will be required to be fully vaccinated two weeks prior to their date of departure for Singapore; although this pre-requisite will not be necessary for those going from Singapore to Hong Kong.

It’s mandatory for travellers on both sides to do a COVID-19 test 72 hours before their departure, and will be screened again when they arrive at the airport. Designated lanes will be set up at the Hong Kong airport for the post-arrival tests. Hong Kong travellers upon arriving to Singapore will be required to take a test at the airport and will be needed to book for an accommodation until they receive a negative test result. Singapore permanent residents may quarantine in their own homes, according to media reports.

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