Over the last seven days, the average daily number of untraceable cases of Covid-19 in Hong Kong has fallen below five. This should mark the start of efforts to launch the suspended Air Travel Bubble (ATB) between Hong Kong and Singapore. Aviation hubs such as Hong Kong and Singapore have to examine ways to open themselves to travel in ways that manage the risks of cross-border transmissions and assuage people who may be fearful or risk-averse. The opening of the ATB between Hong Kong and Singapore would give the people of both cities a much needed respite from Covid-19 restrictions, and help both governments experiment with ways to adapt to the new normal.
Read the opinion piece on South China Morning Post published on 17 February 2021.