Singapore and Hong Kong push back travel bubble again


Singapore Airlines crew members and travelers at the transit hall of Changi Airport in Singapore on January 14, 2021.

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SINGAPORE – Singapore and Hong Kong have once again pushed back the start date of a long-awaited air bubble deal, the two cities said on Monday.

The travel bubble, which would have allowed travelers not to be quarantined, was due to start on May 26. The program has faced several rounds of delays since its initial launch date in November 2020.

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Singapore’s transport ministry said in a statement that “in light of the recent increase in unrelated community cases, Singapore is unable to meet the criteria to trigger” the travel bubble.

At the same time, the Hong Kong government said in a statement that further updates will be announced no later than June 13.

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