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  1. focusedbear

    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Even the loosening of those restrictions hasn't been much of an incentive. There are a few categories for operating hospitality venues (staff and customer all vaccinated/no customers vaccinated/etc.). Vaccination rates in HK remain low. With local cases trending down to near zero, people don't...
  2. focusedbear

    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    It appears the HK-Singapore bubble will be postponed from its 26th May launch for the second time. It shows how fragile these bubbles can be. But at least the parameters were clear: thresholds such as under 5 cases on a rolling 7 day (I think?) basis. I see HK-Singapore as a good test of how...
  3. focusedbear

    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Also those going from HK to SG need to be vaccinated but not so for SG residents. Unless people are absolutely desperate for a holiday, I imagine this bubble is mostly for family and business.
  4. focusedbear

    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    For those dreaming of (more) bubbles. I really don't like when politics gets in the way of (m)any things. https://www.afr.com/world/asia/why-australia-isn-t-talking-about-a-china-travel-bubble-20210423-p57ls0
  5. focusedbear

    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    I'm afraid to say but you are right. The situation is downright frustrating.
  6. focusedbear

    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    This sounds promising for those who wish for a bubble with HK (such as me). I hope trade considerations supersede politics...
  7. focusedbear

    Cathay to cut worldwide capacity by 30% [Now 96%]

    It is going to get worse. This news is awful for those in HK trying to get back to Australia. https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/3121376/cathay-pacific-axe-host-long-haul-flights-all-routes
  8. focusedbear

    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Well, it looks like HK and Singapore are creating a travel bubble. It'll be interesting to see how it works and whether it's a model for other countries to adopt. https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-economy/article/3105607/coronavirus-hong-kong-singapore-set-reveal
  9. focusedbear

    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    You couldn't choose two more different countries, at least politically. All the media outlets picked up on the Singapore bubble. I suspect some feathers may have to be smoothed over before we hear anything on China/HK. At least with China, there are good economic reasons to be able to travel...
  10. focusedbear

    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Will the trans-Tasman bubble be a way to test the process, iron out kinks and afterwards create bubbles with other destinations? I'm interested in one with HK, and well, Australia is one of 11 destinations that have had discussions with the HK authorities. Obviously there may be politics at...
  11. focusedbear

    Hi

    I've been a lurker for some time and decided to make things official by signing up. This year has been topsy turvy, though I'm keeping my eye out on a travel bubble with HK - bring it on! Saying hi for now
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