This is the news that all of us have been waiting for! Singapore and Hong Kong to start a leisure travel bubble which will exempt residents from quarantine requirements.
The governments of Singapore and Hong Kong have announced plans to open up what will be the first leisure ‘travel bubble’ for residents in both cities, with COVID-19 testing replacing quarantine requirements at either end of the journey.
According to Singapore’s Ministry of Transport (MOT), Singapore and Hong Kong have reached an in-principle agreement to establish a bilateral Air Travel Bubble (ATB).
The in-principle agreement was reached during a videoconference on 14 Oct 2020 between Singapore’s Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung and Hong Kong’s Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Edward Yau.
Travellers under the Singapore & Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB) will have take note of the following:
1. There are no restrictions on travel purpose.
2. Travellers under the ATB will be subject to mutually recognised Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and would need to have negative test results.
3. Travellers under the ATB will be required to travel on dedicated flights that will only serve ATB travellers and no transit passengers or non-ATB travellers will be allowed on board.
4. Travellers under the ATB will not be subject to any quarantine or SHN requirements, or a controlled itinerary.
5. The ATB can be scaled by adjusting the number of dedicated flights upwards or downwards, or even suspended, in line with the latest developments and Covid-19 situation in the two cities.
Get ready to book your flights to Hong Kong!