Singapore on board for HK 'travel bubble' talks

Local | 11 Sep 2020 9:25 am

Singapore welcomes discussions with Hong Kong on the gradual resumption of cross-border travel between both sides, with safeguards in place, said the Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong in a statement on Thursday.

“The resumption of safe cross-border travel between Singapore and Hong Kong will benefit both cities, given our strong business and people-to-people links,”  the consulate said, noting that Singapore has brought its coronavirus situation under control, Channel News Asia reports.

“We have one of the lowest coronavirus fatality rates in the world, and see only a handful of new cases in our community per day. This has given us the confidence to re-open our economy, gradually and carefully,” it added.

The statement comes after the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Edward Yau Tang-wah, said earlier this week that the territory is planning “travel bubbles” with 11 countries, including Singapore, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, France and Germany.-Photo: CNA



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