Designated flights under HK-Singapore Air Travel Bubble to begin on 26 May
With the gradual stabilisation of Hong Kong's epidemic situation since mid-February and satisfactory epidemic control in Singapore all along, the two governments consider the time to be suitable to re-launch the bilateral Air Travel Bubble (ATB) arrangement, which was agreed in November 2020. Designated flights under the ATB arrangement will begin on 26 May, resuming cross-border air travel in a gradual and orderly manner amidst stabilised epidemic situations of the two cities.
Riding on the original ATB arrangement, more stringent measures will be imposed with tighter control on travel history prior to departure, new requirements to suspend or resume, and enhanced contact tracing.
Dr YK Pang, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) welcomes the agreement and said, “Relaunching the Air Travel Bubble with Singapore is the first step in Hong Kong’s resumption of international travel. The travel trade can seize this opportunity to warm themselves up and get prepared for the gradual return of more visitors to Hong Kong. We expect that visitor source at the early stage of the launch of the ATB to be from those who travel for family visits or other essential reasons, and leisure travellers will also return successively.”