Singapore and Hong Kong revealed this afternoon (15 October 2020) on an in-principle agreement on a travel bubble to be launched that will exempt residents of both cities from quarantines or stay-home notices., first reported by the South China Morning Post. Those travelling under the Singapore – Hong Kong travel bubble will have no restrictions on their travel purpose and will not need to have a controlled itinerary, as reported by CNA.
While no launch date has been announced by any source on the internet, the Singapore and Hong Kong Travel Bubble arrangement could possibly start as soon as this year in November or December.
However, travellers on the Singapore – Hong Kong travel bubble scheme will need to test negative on mutually recognised COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, and be required to go on dedicated flights under the travel bubble.
On 12 October 2020, Singapore reduced SHN period to 7 days for travellers coming from Hong Kong, from the usual 14 days. However, the current quarantine period for travellers from Singapore going into Hong Kong remains at 14 days.
The South China Morning Post reported that Commerce Secretary Edward Yau Tang-wah will meet the media at 2.30pm on 15 October 2020 to discuss the travel bubble. Singapore Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung will meet the press separately at the same time.
More updates to follow when available. The air travel bubble launch date and other implementation details will be announced in due course.
Are you excited to possibly be travelling again soon, especially for the end of year holidays?