Connect with us


Travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore starts May 26




Stock photo by Gerrie van der Walt for Unsplash

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


Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forum
🔔 Subscribe to our daily newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.



  1. Avatar

    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. Avatar

    Simon Small

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 8:22 pm

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

  3. Avatar


    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.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Pattaya1 hour ago

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya giving expats free Pfizer vaccines

Thailand1 hour ago

Thailand corruption, Mixed vaccines, Delusions, The muppets | Thaiger Bites | Ep. 42

Technology2 hours ago

Facebook plans a name change and rebrand to a metaverse.

Sponsored4 months ago

Take a trip through Thailand with Sixt Rent a Car

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Covid-19 Wednesday: 79 deaths, infections below 9,000

Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Bangkok authorities and hotels prepare for returning travellers

Weather4 hours ago

Korat’s largest hospital now flooded

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Bangkok4 hours ago

GPO selling ATKs at 40 baht at 8 centres and online

Crime4 hours ago

Music teacher in Bangkok arrested for allegedly molesting young schoolboys

Thailand5 hours ago

Refund for Fraud victims, Retirement visa changes, Flood warnings | Good Morning Thailand | Ep. 113

Technology5 hours ago

Digital literacy a must for bank card holders after recent cyber fraud incident

Bangkok6 hours ago

93 arrested for alcohol in restaurant across from police station

Thailand6 hours ago

Thailand Top Stories | Requirement for health insurance policy for O-A visa | October 20

South6 hours ago

Senior health official says South must move to Pfizer only to tackle Covid-19 outbreak

Expats6 hours ago

Thailand requires 3 million baht insurance for ‘retirement’ visas

Coronavirus (Covid-19)6 hours ago

70% of Bangkok residents fully vaccinated as capital prepares for re-opening

Thailand1 month ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism8 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11