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India continues to dominate COVID-19 news and resulting significant global travel restrictions. As of 30 April 2021, more than 20 countries have confirmed flight bans and/or enhanced restrictions and updated guidelines for passengers travelling from India (including those in transit). The situation continues to remain very changeable.

Singapore and Hong Kong SAR announced that they intend to open their quarantine-free travel corridor from 26 May 2021. This will be the second major travel corridor in the region after the Australia/New Zealand corridor resumed flights. The Hong Kong SAR and Singapore bubble was initially planned to roll out in November 2020 but was suspended following rising COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong. All departing passengers from Hong Kong to Singapore will be required to be vaccinated and travellers from both destinations are required to take a test within 72 hours of departure and again on arrival.