Hong Kong and Singapore will finally open their air travel bubble on May 26, allowing visitors to travel quarantine-free. There will also be no restrictions on travel purpose and no requirements for a controlled itinerary.
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The travel bubble will launch with precaution and stricter conditions. According to Channel News Asia, the Ministry of Transport in Singapore said that there will be one flight a day in each direction. Each flight will have a cap of 200 passengers and the numbers will be reviewed after two weeks. Those travelling from Singapore will have to download Hong Kong's LeaveHomeSafe app on their mobile phones before departing to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong residents also need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before departing on the air travel bubble flights to Singapore.
Travellers from both sides will have to ensure that they stay in Singapore or Hong Kong for 14 days prior to the departure excluding any time spent in stay-home notice (SHN) or quarantine. In lieu of SHN or quarantine, travellers will have to undergo Covid-19 pre-departure and on-arrival polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
The anticipated travel bubble launch comes six months after its original launch date on Nov 22, after being postponed due to a spike in Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong. Both cities will monitor their respective Covid-19 situations and will proceed with the launch if their respective situations are under control and continue to be steady.
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