Singapore’s Ministry of Transport has expressed its hope that it can announce the resumption of the Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble “once we are ready.”

This comes after Bloomberg reported that Singapore and Hong Kong have called off an announcement planned for 22 April on an air travel bubble. 

Quoting people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg said no reason was immediately provided on why the announcement was postponed and a new date has not been set. 

SEE:Singapore and Hong Kong call off travel bubble arrangement

Earlier this month, Singapore Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said he hopes an agreement on the air travel bubble would be announced “soon”.

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In response to queries, an MOT spokesperson said, “Singapore and Hong Kong have been in close consultations on the Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB). We have not fixed a date to announce the resumption of the Bubble, but will do so once we are ready, hopefully very soon.” 

Earlier, the Republic announced it has eased quarantine rules for travellers from Hong Kong. Travellers from Hong Kong will have to stay in home isolation for seven days upon arriving in Singapore, down from a previous rule of 14 days in a government-chosen hotel.

Last November, Singapore and Hong Kong shelved the commencement of the travel bubble after a virus flare up in Hong Kong.