Hong Kong and Singapore are planning to set up a travel bubble, as both the cities are planning to re-establish overseas travel links so that they can lift the issues of quarantining the foreign visitors.
Edward Yau and Ong Ye Kung, the HongKong’s commerce secretary and Singapore transport minister stated that under the travel bubble the travellers will have to show in their covid 19 negative test result and will have to travel on specified bubble flights. They also said that all the details like launch date and further information would be released in a few weeks.
Ong furthermore stated that the bubble is going to be a safe and careful and a significant step towards reviving the air travel and also work as a great model for collaborating with the other various countries/ cities of the world. This is a big deal for Hongkong as Singapore is going to be the first country to resume travel that too with another country as travellers travelling amidst China will have to undergo 14 days of quarantine.
Singapore has launched pact with various countries for official travel and essential business, countries like Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, China and Indonesia and has also open unilateral general visitors coming from Vietnam, New Zealand, and Australia.
Singapore has also eased on their quarantine time from fourteen days to seven days for travellers coming from Hongkong and has also eased down a lot of rules in low-risk areas.
All because of the covid 19 pandemics, international travel, especially Asia, has taken a massive hit because the borders have been closed down by 97%. Following this news, Cathay Pacific has seen a surge by 7 per cent in their trade. Since august the daily coronavirus infection, especially in hong kong moreover, the cases have seen a dip in coronavirus cases.