Hong Kong, Singapore travel bubble postponed

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West Kowloon Art Park, Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong's and Singapore's governments once again have postponed the start of a quarantine-free travel bubble between the regions, following a Covid-19 outbreak in Singapore.

The first flights under the bubble were scheduled to begin May 26, but the governments announced that is now postponed, with a new announcement to be made no later than June 13.

On Monday, the Singapore Ministry of Health reported 21 new cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 infections, 10 of which were linked to previous cases, as well as seven imported cases. The governments had agreed to suspend the bubble should Covid-19 infection rates in either region reach a seven-day moving average of more than five daily unlinked local cases.

The bubble has been in the works since last November, when it was postponed due to Hong Kong's infection rate.

Travelers who already have made bookings on "bubble" flights should check with their carrier about alternate arrangements, according to a statement by the Hong Kong government. Flights are operating between the two regions, but passengers will be subject to quarantine requirements.

Source: Business Travel News

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