The Transport MInister Ong Ye Kung announced on November 21 that the launch of the Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble (ATB) would be deferred by 2 weeks following a rise in Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong.
The decision was made after discussing with Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Edward Yau.
The launch was originally planned to start on November 22.
The new launch date will be reviewed by the government and an update will be provided soon.
Ong said in a Facebook post:
“This is a sober reminder that the Covid-19 virus is still with us, and even as we fight to regain our normal lives, the journey will be full of ups and downs. But we will press on and look forward to when we can safely launch the ATB.”
Image source: Ong Ye Kung Facebook, Nomadic Matt Facebook