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UPDATE: Hong Kong – Singapore Travel Bubble Will NOT Start May 26, 2021

May 17th, 2021

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UPDATE: May 17, 2021 – due to recent new wave of COVID19 infections in Singapore the bubble has once again been postponed – likely to June sometime – watch this space.

Never easy is it?

Travel Bubble Website Here


UPDATE: April 26, 2021 – At a Press Conference today Edward Yau announced the following rules of engagement:

• HK residents will required 2 doses of a vaccine before travel

• Travel 14 days in other places other than HK or Singapore, cannot use the Air Travel Bubble

• 7 day moving average of unknown source cases over 5, bubble cancelled for 2 weeks.

• Travellers from Hong Kong are required to use the Singapore tracing app.

• Singapore travellers will need to use LeaveHomeSafe app.

The vaccination rule is not applicable to the following Hong Kong residents:

(i) aged below 16;

(ii) not suitable for COVID19 vaccination due to medical grounds;

(iii) with less than 90 days’ stay in Hong Kong before departure; or

(iv) using non-Hong Kong travel documents for departure.

Full Press Release Here

Travel Bubble Website Here


UPDATE: February 21, 2021 – Local English press are reporting the Bubble might be up for grabs next month. Fingers crossed:


COVID19 continues apace. Bubble put back until 2021 at the earliest… I’ll update this post with news as it comes in.



Hong Kong – Singapore Travel Bubble!

The long-awaited air travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong will [NOT] start on November 22 with a quota of 200 passengers each way on one dedicated flight per day. It’s a start!

Picture Credit: CX

This will be increased to 2 flights daily from  December 7 onwards.

Visitors to Singapore from Hong Kong have to apply Air Travel Pass (ATP) between 7 to 30 days before entering Singapore and applications opened on November 12.

For details on the Singapore end, see this link.

For FAQs on the Hong Kong end, see this link.

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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

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