Full vaccination will be the baseline for Hong Kong residents hoping to take part in future travel bubbles, the city’s commerce minister has said, as flights for a new quarantine-free corridor with Singapore were rapidly filling up on Tuesday.
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah said future discussions on travel-bubble arrangements with other countries would be premised on outbound local travellers having had two coronavirus vaccine jabs.
Hong Kong confirmed eight new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, taking its total infection tally to 11,748, with 209 related deaths. Three of the cases were locally transmitted, while two came from India, and the rest were imported from Indonesia, Japan and Turkey.
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