SINGAPORE – Singapore and Hong Kong are in “shut discussions” on the suspended air journey bubble for common travellers, with the Covid-19 situation in Hong Kong now easing.
The much-anticipated association, which might have allowed for leisure journey between the 2 sides, had been suspended indefinitely since the eve of its planned launch on Nov 21 last year, after a spike within the variety of Covid-19 instances in Hong Kong.
Each cities had earlier agreed that the association could be suspended if the seven-day common of unlinked instances in both metropolis exceeded 5.
The Covid-19 state of affairs subsequently worsened in Hong Kong.
However earlier this week, the seven-day shifting common of unlinked instances in Hong Kong dipped under 5 for the primary time in nearly three months.
It at the moment stands at 4.57.
In response to queries in regards to the influence of the bettering Covid-19 state of affairs on the air journey bubble, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) stated on Saturday (Feb 20) that talks are ongoing.
Mr Daniel Ng, director of air transport at CAAS, stated: “Singapore and Hong Kong are in shut discussions on the ATB (air journey bubble). We are going to announce extra particulars when prepared.”
Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung had stated earlier final month that he would rather not set a target on when the air travel bubble can begin.