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Hong Kong Wants Only Vaccinated Travelers for Singapore Bubble

  • Travel corridor between two cities on hold since November
  • Both financial hubs eager to open their borders and economies
Hong Kong International Airport As Seoul Topples Hong Kong and Singapore as Asia's Busiest Airport
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As part of a push to get more of its population vaccinated, Hong Kong is planning to only allow those who’ve had Covid-19 shots to fly from the city to Singapore once both governments finalize a travel bubble.

“The basis for discussion with Singapore is that people leaving Hong Kong and entering Singapore need to be vaccinated,” Chief Executive Carrie Lam said at a briefing late Monday, when outlining a plan to give people more leeway with social-distancing rules if they get inoculated. “We want to provide incentives to encourage Hong Kong citizens to get vaccinated,” she said.