Bloomberg and the New York Times. The agreement aims to re-establish links between the two main financial centers in Asia. The quarantine will be replaced by tests, Singapore Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Thursday (October 15th). The latter hopes that “this travel bubble” will be operational within “a few weeks”. When the deal was announced, Cathay Pacific Airways, listed in Hong Kong, jumped 7.8%, before closing at + 6.1%. Singapore Airlines shares rose 0.6%. “Data-reactid =” 19 “> Singapore and Hong Kong will open their borders to each other for the first time in nearly seven months, exempting the inhabitants of the two towns from compulsory quarantine, report Bloomberg and the New York Times. The agreement aims to restore links between the two main financial centers in Asia. The quarantine will be replaced by tests, Singapore Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Thursday (October 15th). The latter hopes that “this travel bubble” will be operational within “a few weeks”. When the deal was announced, Cathay Pacific Airways, listed in Hong Kong, jumped 7.8%, before closing at + 6.1%. Singapore Airlines shares rose 0.6%.

“This is an important step for Hong Kong and an important first step to facilitate the resumption of scheduled air travel to and from our original hub,” said Ronald Lam, director of Cathay’s customers, in a press release. A spokesperson for Singapore Airlines, meanwhile, said the deal was an “important step in the airline’s takeover strategy”.

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Hong Kong Minister of Trade and Economic Development Edward Yau said business travelers will be the first priority. They will need to have stayed in Hong Kong or Singapore for 14 days prior to departure and will need to pass mutually recognized Covid-19 tests and of course have tested negative. Details of the deal will be clarified in the coming weeks.

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Earlier this week, Singapore lowered the quarantine threshold for travelers from Hong Kong to seven days. Hong Kong is now part of the list of countries considered “under control with a low import risk” (…)

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