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Singapore - Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB)


Last updated 1 December 2020, 15:30hrs (GMT +8)

Please note that the Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble has been postponed. Updates on a new launch date will be provided later by the Singapore and Hong Kong governments. Further information about the postponement of the Air Travel Bubble can be found here. All affected passengers will be notified of their travel options.  If you have any queries, please use our live chat function on this page.

Air Travel Bubble eligibility criteria and requirements.
  • You must have stayed in Singapore and/or Hong Kong for at least 14 consecutive days before your departure.
  • If you are travelling from Singapore, you cannot be a Work Permit or S Pass holder working in construction, marine shipyard or process sectors.
  • If you are travelling from Hong Kong as a short-term visitor, you must apply for an Air Travel Pass between seven and 30 days before entering Singapore. This does not apply to Singapore citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Pass holders. Do note however that Long-Term Pass holders need to obtain entry approval from the relevant government authorities.

Additionally, you must also meet all other ATB requirements, including flying on designated ATB flights and undergoing Covid-19 tests at your own expense.
Travellers who meet the Air Travel Bubble eligibility criteria and requirements will be able to fly between the two cities for any purpose without serving quarantine.
Do check that you meet all the requirements before booking your long-awaited holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back on board Singapore Airlines very soon. 

Read more about:

↓ Eligibility and requirements
↓ Pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test
↓ Post-arrival Covid-19 PCR tests​​
↓ Important information about Air Travel Bubble flights
↓ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
↓ Useful links



Eligibility and requirements

Here is a list of all the eligibility criteria and requirements for travel under the ATB arrangement. Do note that the requirements may differ, depending on whether you are currently located in Singapore or Hong Kong.

Flying from Singapore (SIN-HKG-SIN)

 

Flying from Hong Kong (HKG-SIN-HKG)

 


Before you fly, always check the latest ATB requirements issued by ICA Singapore or Hong Kong authorities as they may change at short notice. 

If you are not eligible to travel under the ATB arrangement, you can book a flight to Hong Kong or Singapore via our sister airline, Scoot. Do ensure that you meet the entry requirements and note that quarantine measures will apply.




Pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test

You must take a pre-departure Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test 72 hours before each of your flights, and receive a negative result. This applies even if you are returning to your home country. 
  • Children aged 12 and under are exempted from taking the pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test before their flight from Hong Kong to Singapore. However, they must still take the pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test before the Singapore to Hong Kong flight.

  •  If you are returning to Singapore within 72 hours of your post-arrival Covid-19 PCR test at Hong Kong International Airport, you may be exempted from taking the pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test before your return flight.

  •  You are required to pay for your pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test. The cost of the test may vary, depending on the hospital or clinic.

  •  Your pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test must be conducted within 72 hours before your flight. You must also ensure that you have allocated enough time to receive the test results before your flight.

  •  Due to the short testing window, you are encouraged to make an appointment as early as possible.

  • You must present your negative pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test result when you are checking in for your flight at the airport. If you are unable to do so, you will be denied boarding.


In Singapore
You must take your pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test at an approved clinic or testing centre.

If your flight is before 4 December 2020 and you do not have an Air Travel Pass, you must  apply for approval to take the pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test at least seven days before departure. For flights on or after 4 December 2020, no prior approval is necessary.


In Hong Kong
You must take your pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test at a recognised testing institution.


Post-arrival Covid-19 PCR tests​​

You must take a Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test upon arrival in Singapore and Hong Kong. This applies even if you are returning to your home country. ​​

Preparation for on-arrival test at Singapore Changi Airport​​

All travellers entering Singapore via the Air Travel Bubble arrangement are required to take an on-arrival Covid-19 PCR test at Changi Airport, with the exception of children aged 12 years and below.

The on-arrival Covid-19 PCR test will cost S$196 (including Goods and Services Tax) per traveller.

After the test, travellers must self-isolate in their place of residence, whether at a hotel or a home, while waiting for the results, which will take about six to eight hours.

They are to take private transportation, taxi, or private hire car from the airport to their declared place of accommodation.​

Preparation for post-arrival tests at Hong Kong International Airport​

Before your flight to Hong Kong, you must pre-book your post-arrival Covid-19 PCR test, which will be conducted before immigration at Hong Kong International Airport.​

This applies to everyone entering Hong Kong, including infants and children, as well as Hong Kong residents returning to Hong Kong.​
  • Create an account on the Prenetics website, then pre-book and pay for the post-arrival Covid-19 PCR test that you are required to take at Hong Kong International Airport.

  • Once you have booked your post-arrival Covid-19 PCR test via Prenetics, you will receive a QR code. This QR code must be presented when you are checking in for your flight at Singapore Changi Airport. ​ 

  • Upon your arrival at Hong Kong International Airport, present your passport, Hong Kong Health & Quarantine Information Declaration submission QR code, and Prenetics confirmation QR code to receive the post-arrival Covid-19 PCR test. 

  • Take your post-arrival Covid-19 PCR test, then proceed to immigration and collect your luggage. You will then be required to wait for your test results. 

  • After approximately four hours, you will receive the results of your post-arrival Covid-19 PCR test via SMS or email. If your test result is negative, you may proceed to enter Hong Kong. 

  • If your test result is positive, you will receive immediate medical attention. As you are required to bear the costs of all medical treatment in Hong Kong, you may wish to consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 coverage.


> Create an account with Prenetics to pre-book and pay for your post-arrival Covid-19 PCR test

Important information about Air Travel Bubble flights

Air Travel Bubble (ATB) arrangements may be suspended by the respective governments if the  Covid-19 situation in either Singapore or Hong Kong deteriorates. Singapore Airlines will adhere to the guidance of the regulators in this situation, and customers will be informed of any  changes should they occur. Where customers’ flights are not cancelled but reverted to a non-Air Travel Bubble flight, all affected passengers will be eligible for a full refund of their tickets. This includes a waiver of cancellation fees. A full refund will be accorded to the passengers’ original form of payment for unutilised portion(s) of their tickets (including non-refundable tickets).

Please note, all costs and expenses incurred in connection with the Covid-19 tests will be borne by the passenger, and Singapore Airlines will not be held liable or responsible for such costs and expenses in any event, including in the event of any changes to the ATB requirements or arrangements by the authorities.


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Popular FAQs

The Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble has been postponed, what will happen to my flight?​

 

If I have an existing booking for flights between Singapore and Hong Kong, can I transfer to an Air Travel Bubble (ATB) flight?

 

Transit passengers will not be eligible for Air Travel Bubble flights due to regulatory requirements. What options are available for transit passengers with existing bookings?

 

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Are any travellers exempted from taking the Covid-19 tests?

 

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