The Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble (ATB) is delayed until further notice.

Key Points:

  • The ATB launch was delayed because the COVID-19 situation remains unstable in both countries.
  • Singapore and Hong Kong stated that they both remain committed to launching the ATB and continue to evaluate an appropriate launch date in relation with the public health situation.
  • The governments are set to meet in July to discuss target launch dates for the ATB.

Additional Information: Originally intended to take effect in December 2020, the ATB has been delayed multiple times due to COVID-19. Most recently, the countries had intended to open the ATB on May 26 but announced its postponement amid spikes in cases throughout the region. The ATB intends to incentivize travelers from Hong Kong and Singapore to get vaccinated. Once it is launched, vaccinated individuals will be able to travel to and from Hong Kong and Singapore with minimal restrictions.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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