Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble postponed to 2021

In view of the recent rise in daily COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong, the Singapore – Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB) has been deferred to beyond December 2020. 

Announced on November 11, the ATB was initially slated to commence on November 22. It was postponed by two weeks on November 21 as the COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong worsened just as the ATB was about to start. 

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said the exact start date of the ATB arrangement will be reviewed in late December.

The Singapore – Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB) will be postponed to next year. Photo courtesy: STB
The Singapore – Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB) will be postponed to next year. Photo courtesy: STB

Under the ATB, travellers between Singapore and Hong Kong will be subject to COVID-19 tests, in lieu of quarantine or Stay-Home Notice. There will be no restrictions on the purpose of travel and no requirement for a controlled itinerary or sponsorship.

CAAS added that passengers are advised to contact their airlines regarding their travel plans. "The Singapore and Hong Kong authorities have been in close discussion and will update when there are further developments." 

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