The inaugural flight for the Singapore – Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble that was supposed to take off on 22 November 2020 has been postponed by two weeks.
The Covid-19 situation in Hong Kong has been evolving the last few days and a decision was reached following a discussion between Singapore’s Minister of Transport, Ong Ye Kung and Secretary of Commerce and Economic Development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to postpone the Air Travel Bubble flights.
Singapore and Hong Kong will review the new launch date of the ATB flights within two weeks and an update will be provided at a later date. Travellers can still continue their journey on non-designated ATB flights. However they will be subject to prevailing control and health requirements of both cities.
Singapore Airlines operated flights SQ890 and SQ891 between Singapore and Hong Kong from 22 November to 6 December 2020 will operate as non-Air Travel Bubble flights. Passengers have to ensure that they meet the respective entry requirements and adhere to quarantine measures upon arrival. Singapore residents from Hong Kong will be subject to a 7-day Stay-Home-Notice upon entry into Singapore.
The airline will also offer a full refund for unutilised portions of the air tickets with cancellation fees waived should customers decide they no longer wish to travel between 22 November and 6 December 2020 due to the postponement. Customers who booked directly with Singapore Airlines may submit a request form online. Those who booked through a travel agent have to contact them for assistance.