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.
Singapore’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) said that the travel bubble will have a cautious start. There will be one flight a day in each direction, capped at 200 passengers on each flight for the first two weeks.Rules for travel will also be constricted as travellers will have to remain in either Singapore or Hong Kong in the 14 days prior to departure, and the 14-day period must exclude any time spent in quarantine or under stay-home notice arising from their last return to Singapore or Hong Kong from overseas. In addition, they must now download and install Hong Kong’s LeaveHomeSafe app on their mobile devices prior to leaving Singapore for Hong Kong.