Singapore credit cattan2011
After a number of false starts and postponements it finally looked more likely that the Singapore – Hong Kong travel bubble would launch on 26th May.
Flights between the two cities were quickly selling out and hotels were reporting increased demand.
Previous attempts to launch the bubble, originally due to start last November, were postponed due to Covid cases in Hong Kong.
Now increasing numbers of cases in Singapore has led to Singapore authorities announcing that they will be closely monitoring the situation.
Yesterday Singapore announced that it would impose a three-week crackdown including the tightening of border restrictions and limiting social gatherings to no more than five people.
Travellers from higher-risk countries will have an extended stay-home period of 21 days instead of 14 days. There will also be requirements for travellers to report their travel history for the previous 21 days.
“We will monitor the situation and we will review and assess whether or not there will be any changes.”Lawrence Wong, Co-Chair Singapore Virus Taskforce
The recent infections in Singapore have been linked to the India Covid-19 variant.
Singapore reported an additional 16 cases in the last 24 hours, a total of 61,268 throughout the pandemic.
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