Singapore / Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB)
The Singapore / Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble is on its way. In order to help travellers from Singapore plan their trips to Hong Kong, we have listed below the process that travellers are required to follow in order to be illegible.
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Before you go
- Ensure you are eligible
To enjoy a quarantine-free Air Travel Bubble journey in Hong Kong; a traveller from Singapore must have no travel history to any place other than Singapore or Hong Kong in the last 14 days (excluding departure day) prior to departure from Hong Kong.
The Air Travel Bubble arrangement is not applicable to holders of a Work Permit or S Pass issued by the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore working in the construction, marine shipyard, or process sectors. Please check whether you need a visa for visiting Hong Kong and you can only visit Hong Kong if you meet the general immigration and visa requirements.
- Book a designated flight
To book a designated flight, which is a flight for the Air Travel Bubble only, check the official websites of Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines and the list of designated flight numbers.
- Take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your departure from Singapore
You must apply for approval and, if successful, take a recognised COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test with the sample taken within 72 hours before your scheduled flight departure time. You’ll need a negative test result before you can fly. The list of clinics in Singapore and further details are available at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/health/pre-departure-test.
During check-in, travellers must provide a negative PCR test result issued by a selected clinic in Singapore or a testing institution recognised by the HKSAR Government. The name on the document must be identical to the name on your valid travel document. The test report should also indicate the test method (i.e. PCR), together with the date and time of specimen collection.
- Complete online health declaration form for entry to Hong Kong before check-in
You are required to complete and submit the ‘Health and Quarantine Information Declaration’ form before check-in. Please ensure the contacts (email and mobile phone number) provided in the form are accurate and functioning properly, as they will be used for notification of the COVID-19 test result to be conducted at the Hong Kong airport.
After you submit the form, you will receive a QR code that is valid for 48 hours and you will need it for check-in and for entry into Hong Kong.
- Book and pre-pay for the test to be conducted at Hong Kong airport before departure
After landing in Hong Kong, you will need to be tested for COVID at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Before check-in, you must book and pay for the testing service online which costs HK$499. Travellers can register and pay for their post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test at Hong Kong International Airport via a web-based application. It does not require a Hong Kong mobile number. A single mobile number can be registered for multiple travellers in the case of a family. Upon completion of the booking and payment, the traveller will receive a QR code, which should be presented during check-in.
Once you’ve booked and paid for the test, you’ll receive a QR code confirming your booking. Please present this QR code to airline staff at check-in.
Put your mind at ease during the flight
Your designated flights between Hong Kong and Singapore only accept Air Travel Bubble (ATB) passengers. No transit passengers can board the plane.
- Wear masks
All passengers must wear masks except during meal times.
- Prepare for the test at Hong Kong airport
After landing in Hong Kong, you will need to be tested for COVID at HKIA. Please be reminded NOT to eat, drink or smoke 30 minutes before taking the test upon arrival.
When you arrive at Hong Kong International Airport
- Go through dedicated path at airport for designated flight passengers
Upon arrival at the airport, to completing the test, you will follow a dedicated path for designated flight passengers only. You can learn about the whole process there: https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/COVID19.page
- Follow the signs to complete the procedure
The PCR test at the airport takes around 4 hoursfrom specimen collection to result announcement. Once you receive your negative test result, you can leave the airport and enjoy your journey in Hong Kong. If you receive a positive result, you will be admitted to the hospital for medical treatment.
- Check the latest Hong Kong precautionary measures
Check Hong Kong’s travel advisories on social distancing and hygiene measures during your stay there: https://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/latest-travel-advisories.html
Prior to your return to Singapore
- Ensure you’re eligible
To enjoy a quarantine-free Air Travel Bubble journey back to Singapore, a traveller from Singapore must not have stayed in any locations other than Singapore or Hong Kong at least 14 days (excluding departure day) prior to the flight.
- Take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your departure from Hong Kong
You must take a COVID-19 (PCR) test within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of your flight, from the time of specimen collection. You’ll need a negative test result before you can fly.
Check out the list of centres at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/List_of_recognised_laboratories_RTPCR.pdf
If you’ve already taken a valid test in the past 72 hours, and the test results were negative, you won’t need to take this PCR test again.
- SG Arrival Card
Complete and submit the SG Arrival Card. You can check details at https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard/
Please refer to the Safe Travel website of the Singapore Government for more details: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/