Hands if the air if you are as pumped as we are about the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble? Get ready for warmer weather, hawker centres, and some of the best hospitality in Asia
Yes Hong Kong is full of amazing things to do, from hiking or shopping to happy hours and fine dining, but we all love a holiday right?! Luckily, the Hong Kong and Singapore governments have been working on a plan to make travel between the two destinations a reality. Here’s what we know about the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble so far…
Get excited for the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble
1. The Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble will kick off from November 22
The latest report from the Hong Kong Government advises that passengers can start flying to Singapore from 22 November. Initially, 200 people per day will be allowed to make the trip, with this number set to rise if the virus remains stable and the plan is successful. On 7 December, the flights will go up to two per day.
Pssst… weekday high tea in Singapore is a must at these spots.
2. There will be no quarantine
Fear not, Hongkongers! One of the benefits of the travel bubble is that nobody will have to quarantine with these trips. A cheeky long weekend away is looking closer and closer… Singapore and Hong Kong have both been seeing decreased cases of the virus, which is why this agreement has been reached.
Here’s where to shop masks in Singapore just in case you need to stock up.
3. Testing will still be necessary
To protect everyone, testing will still be mandatory, with people flying the route having to provide a negative PCR result prior to departure.
These are all the useful Singapore apps and websites for everything COVID-related.
4. There will be designated flights
If you want to get on board with the travel bubble you will have to book on to designated flights between the two destinations. These will be run by Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines on intermittent days until 7 December when two flights per day will be introduced.
Singapore Airlines will operate the Singapore-Hong Kong route via flight SQ890, with the return flight SQ891.
Cathay Pacific will operate flights CX759, returning as CX734.
5. No restrictions will be placed on the purpose of the trip
Whether you’re heading to Singapore on business, looking to stay at one of the lush Sentosa hotels, or planning on spending some time outdoors with the kids, there will be no restrictions as to why you can visit The Little Red Dot.
And why wouldn’t you want to get booking? Singapore is home to Honeycombers HQ and we just love it.
6. Only on until 31 December… for now…
So technically this agreement is a trial and will only run until 31 December. It’s expected that if both governments feel it’s working that they will extend the dates. At this time, you can still book flights past the deadline, but these aren’t guaranteed to fly.
Wondering what to do in Singapore? Our sister site Honeycombers has all the info on how to live your best life in the Lion City, while HoneyKids Asia is the place to be if you’re looking at travelling to Singapore with the family.