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Relaunched Travel Bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong

Singapore and Hong Kong will launch the travel bubble from May 26 2021

International Business Visitors

Singapore and Hong Kong will launch the travel bubble from May 26 2021, allowing for travels without a need to structure the stay around lengthy quarantines on both sides. The travel bubble, which was first scheduled for launch in November 2020, was postponed due to a spike in cases in Hong Kong.

The scheme will be suspended for two weeks if the seven-day moving average of unlinked Covid-19 cases in either country is more than five.

The governments announced that one designated flight carrying a maximum of 200 passengers will be allowed from each side daily, with plans to increase the flights to two per day in June 2021 depending on the stability of the COVID-19 situation in both countries.


Any person, irrespective of his/her nationality/citizenship, who has remained in Singapore and/or Hong Kong in the last 14 consecutive days prior to departure is eligible to travel.

This 14-day period excludes any compulsory quarantine or Stay-Home Notice (SHN) period arising from their last return to Singapore or Hong Kong from overseas.

Departing from Singapore

Holders of Work Permits or S-Passes issued by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower working in the construction, marine shipyard, or process sectors are excluded from travelling from Singapore to Hong Kong on the ATB.

Departing from Hong Kong

Hong Kong requires its residents to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before departing on the ATB flights (i.e. after 14 days upon receiving two doses of COVID-19 vaccine). This requirement does not apply to Hong Kong residents:

  • aged below 16;
  • not suitable for COVID-19 vaccination due to medical grounds;
  • with less than 90 days’ stay in Hong Kong before departure; or

using non-Hong Kong travel documents for departure.


Travellers are required to take a pre-departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before the scheduled departure time of the designated ATB flight and obtain a negative test result.

On-Arrival COVID-19 Test in Singapore

Travellers are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at Changi Airport or Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)s.

After taking the COVID-19 PCR test, travellers are to immediately take private transportation, taxi, or private hire car from the airport to their declared place of accommodation 3 . They must remain isolated at the

accommodation until the test result is confirmed to be negative. Checks will be made to ensure that this is adhered to. After being notified of their negative test results, travelers       will be allowed to go about their activities in Singapore.

On-Arrival COVID-19 Test in Hong Kong

Travelers must book and pay for the post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test at Hong Kong International Airport before departing  Singapore.

Children aged 6 or younger are exempt from the PCR tests.

Contact Tracing

Singapore – TraceTogether

To facilitate the contact tracing process, short-term visitors from Hong Kong will be required to download and register for the TraceTogether app on their mobile devices prior to departing for Singapore, keep it activated during their stay here, and not delete it for 14 consecutive days after leaving Singapore. More details can be found at the TraceTogether website.

Hong Kong – LeaveHomeSafe

Travellers from Singapore are required to download and install the LeaveHomeSafe (LHS) app on their mobile devices prior to leaving Singapore for Hong Kong. During the duration of their stay in Hong Kong, travellers are required to scan the LHS QR codes displayed at the relevant premises they visit, and retain their LHS app visitation records for 31 consecutive days after leaving Hong Kong. More details can be found at the LeaveHomeSafe website.

Online Declaration

Travelers from Singapore to Hong Kong are required to fill in and submit health declaration by using the online Health & Quarantine Information Declaration Form within 48 hours prior to arrival in Hong Kong and get the relevant QR code at the following link.

Travelers for Hong Kong to Singapore are required to fill in and submit the SG Arrival card within 3 days prior to arrival in Singapore at the following link.

Other Requirements

Air Travel Pass

Short-term visitors from Hong Kong will need to apply for an Air Travel Pass (ATP) between seven and thirty calendar days prior to their intended date of entry into Singapore. With immediate effect, travelers can apply for the ATP for entry into Singapore on or after 26 May 2021.

Medical costs

Should travelers become COVID-19 positive while in Hong Kong, they will need to bear the full cost of any medical treatment, subject to the respective cities’ prevailing medical and healthcare policies.

As part of the requirements under the ATP, short-term visitors from Hong Kong must purchase travel insurance, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalization cost, prior to travel to Singapore.

Public Health Measures

Travellers must comply with the prevailing public health and safe distancing measures in Singapore and Hong Kong. These include mask wearing and restrictions on group gathering.

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