Singapore, Hong Kong hope to announce travel bubble ASAP

People pass the control tower of Singapore's Changi Airport

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Singapore and Hong Kong said on Thursday that they hoped a long-delayed air travel bubble between the two cities would start soon, but no date had been fixed.

A hotly anticipated travel link between the two Asian financial hubs was delayed last year after a spike in coronavirus cases in Hong Kong.

Bloomberg News reported, citing sources, that Singapore and Hong Kong had called off an announcement planned for Thursday on the bubble.

Hong Kong’s Commerce and Economic Development Bureau told Reuters that Singapore and Hong Kong were having advanced discussions regarding the air travel bubble and that the government would make an announcement “as soon as practicable”.

(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan in Singapore and Farah Master in Hong Kong; Editing by Martin Petty and Nick Macfie)

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