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Travel Bubble – Hong Kong and Singapore start with caution

By the end of May, residents of the two Asian city-states will be able to travel between the two destinations again without being isolated. The travel bubble should inspire the tourism industry.

If all goes well, Hong Kong and Singapore will start the travel bubble between the two city states on May 26th. The travel bubble was originally scheduled for early November last year, but a sudden increase in the number of infections in Hong Kong threw a spanner into the works. Now the situation is under control enough and a second travel bubble can still start from the region. Earlier this month, Australia and New Zealand already introduced a travel bubble.

Cautionary start

The so-called ATP (Air Travel Bubble) begins with caution. For the first two weeks, the daily flight will carry a maximum of 200 passengers in each direction. This is much lower than New Zealand and Australia, where more than a hundred flights depart each week.

All passengers departing from Hong Kong must be vaccinated and self-tested three days prior to departure from both destinations. When they arrive, they are waiting too.

Travelers must download the LeaveHome Safe Hong Kong app before departure from Singapore to Hong Kong. If more than five infections appear within seven days, the travel bubble will be suspended for at least two weeks.

Boom to tourism

Both Hong Kong and Singapore are involved in efforts to restart air travel. After all, both city-states are highly dependent on their foreign tourism. According to Singapore Tourism Board The number of international flights to Singapore fell by 81.2% in the third quarter of this year.

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The epidemic is causing major headaches for two large companies in two city-states. Singapore Airlines and Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific do not have domestic routes. As stated in it BBC Singapore Airlines lost 97.6% of its passenger numbers and lost more than ில்லியன் 1 billion from December 2020. Cathay Pacific reported a $ 3.2 billion loss and laid off a quarter of its workforce.

If all goes well, Hong Kong and Singapore will start the travel bubble between the two city states on May 26th. The travel bubble was originally scheduled for early November last year, but a sudden increase in the number of infections in Hong Kong threw a spanner into the works. Now the situation is under control enough and a second travel bubble can still start from the region. Earlier this month, Australia and New Zealand already introduced a travel bubble. The so-called ATP (Air Travel Bubble) begins with caution. For the first two weeks, the daily flight will carry a maximum of 200 passengers in each direction. This is much lower than in New Zealand and Australia, where more than a hundred flights depart each week. All passengers departing from Hong Kong must be vaccinated and self-tested three days prior to departure from both destinations. When they arrive, they are waiting too. Travelers must download the LeaveHome Safe Hong Kong app before departure from Singapore to Hong Kong. If more than five infections occur within seven days, the travel bubble will be suspended for at least two weeks. Both Hong Kong and Singapore are involved in efforts to restart air travel. After all, both city-states are highly dependent on their foreign tourism. The number of international flights to Singapore fell by 81.2% in the third quarter of this year, according to the Singapore Tourism Board. The epidemic is causing major headaches for two large companies in two city-states. Singapore Airlines and Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific do not have domestic routes. According to the BBC, Singapore Airlines has lost 97.6% of its passenger numbers and lost more than 97 1 billion since December 2020. Cathay Pacific reported a $ 3.2 billion loss and laid off a quarter of its workforce.

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