A travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore will start on May 26, canceling the quarantine period for those traveling between the 2 countries. For those traveling from Hong Kong to Singapore, visitors will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, except for travelers who are under the age of 16 or who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. Passengers traveling from Singapore to Hong Kong do not need the vaccine.
There will be one Hong Kong-Singapore flight and one Singapore-Hong Kong flight daily, each carrying up to 200 passengers. If the Covid-19 situation remains under control, flights are increased to 2 per day from both directions. If coronavirus cases increase and reach a daily average of more than 5 cases at both destinations, the bubble plan will be suspended for 2 weeks.
According to Edward Yau Tang-wah, Hong Kong’s Secretary of Trade and Economic Development, both countries are taking health precautions to reopen un quarantine travel with pre-departure and arrival screening.
“Given the latest situation, such as the emergence of a rolling strain and a longer incubation period, we see the need to build additional safety measures and take the opportunity to encourage Hong Kong residents to complete two doses of vaccination before the flight. …”
Those traveling from Hong Kong must order a Covid-19 test and submit the necessary documents 3 days before landing in Singapore. Passengers will take a Covid-19 test at the airport and go directly to their accommodation. They must remain in the designated accommodation until the test is negative. It is unclear how long it will take to get results.
For travelers traveling from Singapore to Hong Kong, they will need to complete and submit an online health statement 48 hours before landing in Hong Kong. Passengers will be tested for Covid-19 at the airport upon arrival. During their time in Hong Kong, travelers will need to download the government’s LeaveHomeSafe mobile app and scan QR codes in stores and other locations.