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Travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore starts May 26



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A travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore will start on May 26, waiving the quarantine period for those travelling between the 2 countries. For those travelling from Hong Kong to Singapore, visitors will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, except for travellers who are younger than 16 or who cannot be vaccinated due to medical reasons. Travellers going from Singapore to Hong Kong do not need the vaccine.

Each day there will be a Hong Kong-Singapore flight and a Singapore-Hong Kong flight, each carrying up to 200 passengers. If the Covid-19 situation remains under control, the flights will be increased to 2 per day from both directions. If the coronavirus cases increase and reach a daily average of more than 5 cases in either destination, then the bubble scheme will be suspended for 2 weeks.

Both countries are taking health precautions will reopening to quarantine-free travel with pre-departure and on-arrival screening at utmost importance, according to Edward Yau Tang-wah, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development.

“Taking into account the latest situation, for example, the emergence of a mutated strain and a longer incubation period, we see the need to build additional safeguards and are taking the opportunity to encourage Hong Kong residents to complete two doses of vaccination before they travel.”

Those travelling from Hong Kong must book a Covid-19 test and submit necessary documents 3 days before landing in Singapore. Travellers will take a Covid-19 test at the airport and go directly to their accommodation. They must stay at the designated accommodation until the test comes back negative. It is unclear how long it will take to get the results.

For travellers going from Singapore to Hong Kong, they will need to fill out and submit an online health declaration 48 hours before landing in Hong Kong. Travellers will be tested for Covid-19 at the airport upon arrival. Throughout their stay in Hong Kong, travellers will need to download the government’s LeaveHomeSafe mobile app and scan the QR codes at shops and other locations.

SOURCE: South China Morning Post


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  1. Toby Andrews

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    So persons from Hong Kong, and Singapore are lost to Thailand.
    Too late Thailand the world is moving on and prospering again, you are not.

  2. Simon Small

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Aus and NZ’s “bubble” lasted five days.

  3. sam

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    The Travel Bubble burst twice,yet it is allowed to continue. Eventually,it will be reviewed all over again,as travel is still far too risky,as no one can determine when.where and how a passenger can be infected,even after vaccination.Cases of fatalities after vaccination are not revealed by the health authorities.

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