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Let's see if it's for real this time. We've been hearing a lot about this much-anticipated bubble between Hong Kong and the Lion City.

Hong Kong and Singapore will announce a May 26 start to their long-delayed air travel bubble between the two cities, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

The announcement could come as soon as Monday, the report said.

Under the agreement, people will be allowed to travel quarantine-free between the financial hubs.

The report did not specify how many flights would take place under the agreement, but cited one person as saying the number will be increased by June 26 if there are no further outbreaks in either city.

Singapore’s transport ministry did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

The travel bubble was delayed after a spike in coronavirus cases in Hong Kong late last year.

(Reporting by Nandakumar D in Bengaluru; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

This article was from Reuters and was legally licensed through the Industry Dive publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@industrydive.com.

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Tags: hong kong, singapore, travel bubble

Photo credit: Hong Kong International Airport (pictured here at sunrise) could see some welcomed traffic once an air travel bubble opens up on May 26, 2021. johnlsl / Flickr

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