Authorities in Singapore and Hong Kong come to an agreement to try and launch a travel bubble between the two next month. This initiative is said to have taken so long in it was first slated to begin in November but was suspended due to the global pandemic situation.
However, the project can begin on May 26th. If it goes ahead, the bubble will be the second major air route in the region after Australia and New Zealand resumed flights last week
“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 air travel bubble,” said Ong Ye Kung, Singapore minister for transport.
It has been gathered that the project will begin with just one flight a day in each direction, conveying a maximum of 200 passengers for the first two weeks and all passengers who are departing from Hong Kong must get the coronavirus vaccine, and passengers from both cities are expected to take a test within three days of departure and again on arrival.
“Our goal remains striking a right balance between public health and travel convenience so that the public will feel assured while providing certainty,” added Hong Kong secretary for commerce and economic development, Edward Yau.