The long awaited travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore is finally set to begin on May 26, after being repeatedly delayed since last November.
The move is expected to boost the tourism sectors of both cities. However, its initial stages will only see one flight a day in each direction carrying a maximum of 200 passengers.
Passengers from Hong Kong are required to be vaccinated, and passengers will be required to take a covid test within three days of departure and again on arrival.
The Hong Kong government has also flagged its intentions to discuss quarantine-free travel with both Australia and New Zealand, according to Hong Kong Commerce Secretary Edward Yau, indicating that discussions with the governments would take place.
Yau said the bubble with Singapore “signifies that gradual resumption of cross-border travel is achievable through mutual collaborations among different places.”