Air Travel Bubble Between Hong Kong and Singapore Bursts Again

(17 May 2021)
The planned Air Travel Bubble (ATB) between Hong Kong
and Singapore has once again been postponed.

This

latest attempt at
launching the ATB
was scheduled to take off on 26 May, but has been
deferred due to the recent increase in COVID19 community cases in Singapore.

The ATB, which was
first set to take off in November 2020
, would have been
operated by Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific.


Singapore reported 28 new COVID19 cases on Monday,
including 21 in the community of whom 10 are linked to previous
cases and 11 are currently unlinked. Amongst them, 6 had already
been placed in quarantine. The 7 other cases were
imported.

Singapore and Hong Kong will now monitor the
situation and decide on a new launch
date of ATB flights towards the latter part of Phase 2 (Heightened
Alert) in Singapore, which ends on 13 June.

Travellers can still continue their
journey on non-designated ATB flights. However, such travellers
would be subject to the prevailing border control and health
requirements of both places. Singapore residents returning from
Hong Kong, for example, will be subject to a 7-day Stay-Home Notice upon entry
into Singapore.

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