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The Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble was popped before it was even launched by a spike of new Covid-19 cases on the Hong Kong side. The delay for implementation will be two or more weeks.
Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has stated that the central government will only classify Hong Kong as a Covid-19 low-risk area if no new local cases have been confirmed for fourteen consecutive days, and only if Hong Kong achieves this status could Macao lift its quarantine for its arrivals.
A travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore will come into effect from Nov. 22 allowing quarantine-free movement between the cities. Visitors will be required to have a negative Covid-19 test prior to departure.
A travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore is expected to come into force in November, renewing travel links between the two cities, Hong Kong CEO Carrie Lam says.
AirAsia would like Macau to negotiate a “travel bubble” with Thailand, as the Covid-19 situation has stabilised in both countries, TDM reports.
The creation of a travel bubble between Malaysia and Singapore is seen as a significant catalyst for the island’s two IRs, although severe capacity restrictions will create headwinds, according to Bernstein analysts.