Singapore and Hong Kong travel bubble flights to begin from November 22

Singapore and Hong Kong passengers will be able to travel with a few restrictions and conditions from November 22, 2020

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Leisure travel flights between Singapore and Hong Kong are all set to resume from November 22, 2020. The details of the bilateral air travel bubble were announced on November 11, 2020. The fresh guidelines have mentioned that the passengers will no longer have to undergo isolation upon arrival but they will have to undergo COVID-19 tests and provide a negative result 72 hours before their departure.

Travellers who are arriving at Hong Kong will also need to undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport as they arrive. The passengers will be able to travel without any restrictions and the purpose of the travel need not be restricted and that they also need not to have a controlled itinerary or any kind of sponsorship. But there is a condition that they should not have a travel history to any place outside of Singapore or Hong Kong within 14 days before the departure.

People who arrive will have to follow the restrictions in the respective markets like they will need to download a contact tracing app and will have to wear masks. If a travellar contracts COVID-19, he/she will have to bear their own treatment expenses. Talking about the flights, for the beginning, it will remain only one flight per day, but then considering the situations in both the cities in terms of the number of cases the number of flights could be increased later.

For now there will be a limit of 200 people on every flight. The air travel bubble flights will be taking the passengers who are travelling between Hong Kong and Singapore and people who have a transition will not be allowed. The arrangement was planned in the month of October, 2020 as both the cities are looking forward to get back to normal after the pandemic hit tourism and the aviation industry. The two cities have been crippled economically due to the absence of the domestic travel restriction.

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