Singapore’s Ministry of Transport says that it will revisit the much-delayed Air Travel Bubble (ATB) with Hong Kong next month.
The agreement had originally been due to start in November 2020, but was delayed due to a spike in Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong.
The launch date was eventually reset for May 26, 2021, but was postponed again, this time because of a spike in cases in Singapore.
The MoT said that since the deferral “the Covid-19 situation in Singapore has improved, with the number of community cases and local unlinked Covid-19 cases showing a downward trend”, while “Hong Kong’s Covid-19 situation continues to remain stable, with very few community cases over the past few weeks”.
As a result the two countries have agreed to review the situation in early July, “before making a decision on the target launch dates of the ATB flights”.
Cathay Pacific had been due to start quarantine-free flights between Hong Kong and Singapore from May 26, but these were postponed in the light of the continued delay to the ATB launch.