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Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble to start on May 26

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Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble to start on May 26

IN SINGAPORE. People look at a Singapore Airlines plane, amid the spread of COVID-19 at a viewing gallery of the Changi Airport in Singapore on October 12, 2020.

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Under the agreement, people will be allowed to travel quarantine-free between the financial hubs, reports Bloomberg News

Hong Kong and Singapore will announce a May 26 start to their long-delayed air travel bubble between the two cities, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

The announcement could come as soon as Monday, the report said.

Under the agreement, people will be allowed to travel quarantine-free between the financial hubs.

The report did not specify how many flights would take place under the agreement, but cited one person as saying the number will be increased by June 26 if there are no further outbreaks in either city.

Singapore’s transport ministry did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

The travel bubble was delayed after a spike in coronavirus cases in Hong Kong late last year. – Rappler.com