In the overexcitement, it's easy to trip over the details. Here are some resources we recommend.
[Updated: 2nd December 2020]
After being delayed for two weeks from the original launch date of 22 November 2020, the Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble has now been deferred indefinitely, with a view to reassess the launch date due to the spikes in cases in Hong Kong.
After what seems like an eternity spent in the waiting room of hell, the first air travel bubble in Asia is set to provide some respite.
It can be overwhelming to try and figure out the details of travel amidst the flurry of information floating around everywhere.
We've pored through countless articles and links to distill the most exceptional resources that will help you detangle the confusion surrounding the Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble.
Before you set off
The Hong Kong Tourism Board has pulled together an extremely easy to digest directory for travellers headed in either direction. Simple diagrams illustrate what you need to do before, during and after you travel. Talk about great user experience.
In summary, here are the 10 essential steps to get your ducks in a row:
- Ensure you are eligible
- Buy a ticket for a designated flight
- Take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your departure
- Book and pay for your post-arrival COVID-19 test before flying
- Complete your online health declaration form before flying
- Check in at the airport and show your negative test result
- Have a safe flight
- Get tested upon arrival
- Enjoy your stay
- Don't be a covidiot
For extra assurance
Still left with questions unanswered? Leave it to the folks at Time Out to have your back.
Nerding out on the flight
If you're not content with the basic (and essential) information about the Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble, get your knowledge gains here. With four hours of flight time to kill, why not learn about how air travel bubbles work, how countries determine bubbles should be set up, and more. Bill Nye would be proud.
This interactive timeline even lets you trace the progression of air travel bubbles around the world. Because, after such a year we've gone through, who wouldn't want to relive the year?
You made it here!
Part of ensuring you, and others get to enjoy the rewards of the air travel bubble is to avoid behaving like a covidiot.
An air travel bubble is a privilege not many others are able to enjoy. While a holiday usually invites you to let your hair down, we politely ask you do so while continuing to exercise civic responsibility.
Wear your mask at all times while you're out in public. Observe social group limits in the respective countries. Do not test the group limit of F&B establishments when you're out revelling (these businesses cannot afford to shut due to your self-centredness). Opt for activities that distance you from crowds - as both Hong Kong and Singapore are renowned for their nature parks, trails and hikes, might we suggest reconnecting with nature?
Where to stay
If you're travelling between Hong Kong and Singapore, we would love to welcome you to stay with us.
We've digitised our check-in process as much as possible to minimise human contact and reduce the possibility of transmissions. From using key boxes to pass you your keys, to heightened cleaning procedures - your safety is our priority.
If you're coming to Hong Kong, check out some of our available homes. Our spaces are located in exciting neighbourhoods with plenty to do and are well-connected by public transport.
If you're coming to Singapore, we're running promotions at Hmlet Cantonment to welcome travellers from Hong Kong. Book with us and get a free room upgrade, Deliveroo vouchers, yoga vouchers and plenty more.
Ah, new faces, how we've missed you!
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