Top News SG-HK travel bubble delayed till 2021 By TTG Asia / Posted on 1 December, 2020 22:45 Singapore and Hong Kong have further deferred the launch of their bilateral air travel bubble (ATB), amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in the Chinese city. Given that the number of local unlinked cases in Hong Kong is still high, both cities have decided to defer the commencement of the Singapore-Hong Kong ATB to “beyond December 2020”, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said in a statement on Tuesday (December 1). Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble put on hold as the Chinese city battles a coronavirus surge The exact start date of the ATB arrangement will be reviewed late this month. This is the second postponement of the ATB, following an earlier decision to defer the launch of the ATB by two weeks, after Hong Kong saw a surge in Covid-19 cases. Flights under the ATB arrangement was originally scheduled to start on November 22. Under the ATB, travellers between Singapore and Hong Kong will be subject to Covid-19 tests, in lieu of quarantine or stay-home notice. There will be no restrictions on the purpose of travel and no requirement for a controlled itinerary or sponsorship. Passengers should contact their airlines regarding their travel plans, CAAS said, adding that the Singapore and Hong Kong authorities have been in close discussion and will update when there are further developments.