Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble Set for Take Off on 26 May

(26 Apr 2021)
Singapore and Hong Kong are having another go at
establishing a travel bubble between the two cities, after the
last two attempts both failed at the last minute.

The take off date for the Air Travel Bubble (ATB)
between SIN and HKG is set for 26 May 2021.

The
ATB will again be suspended if the seven-day moving average of the
unlinked community cases in either Singapore or Hong Kong
increases to above 5, it will then only resume when the COVID situation
has stabilised.

The ATB will be launched under more stringent
arrangements to better safeguard public health and provide greater
stability.


Travellers on the ATB must have remained in either
Singapore or Hong Kong in the 14 days prior to departure, excluding any time spent in quarantine or
Stay-Home Notice (SHN) arising from their last return to Singapore
or Hong Kong from overseas.

Hong Kong also requires its residents to be fully
vaccinated against COVID19 before departing on the ATB flights.
This means they can fly 14 days after receiving the second dose.

In addition, travellers must now 
download and install Hong Kong’s LeaveHomeSafe (LHS) app on their
mobile devices prior to leaving Singapore for Hong Kong.

Other than the above, the requirements for
travellers from Singapore under the ATB remain the same as those
announced in November 2020.

Requirements include undergoing COVID19
pre-departure and on arrival Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests
in lieu of quarantine or SHN, and travel on designated ATB
flights.

There will be no restrictions on the
purpose of travel and no requirements for a controlled itinerary
or sponsorship.

The ATB flights will be operated by Singapore
Airlines and Cathay Pacific. Travellers from both cities must
travel on designated flights serving only ATB travellers. Transit
and non-ATB travellers are not allowed on the designated ATB
flights.

From 26 May to 9 June 2021:

• Singapore to Hong Kong: 1 flight per day, with
up to 200 travellers per flight; and

• Hong Kong to Singapore: 1 flight per day, with
up to 200 travellers per flight.

From 10 June 2021 onwards:

• Singapore to Hong Kong: 2 flights per day, with
up to 200 travellers per flight;

• Hong Kong to Singapore: 2 flights per day, with
up to 200 travellers per flight.

The flights will be allocated equally between the
two national carriers.

All travellers must also adhere to the prevailing
border control measures and public health requirements of both
cities. For the latest updates, travellers should visit
Singapore’s
Safe Travel website
and

Hong Kong’s website
.

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