The Indonesian government agreed to allow a travel bubble between Singapore and parts of Indonesia. Wonderfully, the travel bubble is ready to commence.
Excitingly, nearby Indonesian Islands of Bintan and Batam will open a quarantine-free travel lane to fully vaccinated Singaporeans and insured foreign travellers.
Though, the travel bubble covers those coming by sea from Singapore. This means travellers from Singapore can enter Indonesia via Nongsapura Ferry Terminal in Batam and Bintan Telani Port.
Additionally, it is required that all travellers are fully vaccinated, show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival and be prepared to take another when they land in Indonesia. Equally, travellers must have been in Singapore for 14 days prior to arrival in Indonesia.
Furthermore, PCR test centres have been set up at the ferry terminals in Indonesia. Meanwhile, travellers must have holiday insurance and download the Indonesian contact tracing app, PeduliLindungi.
Before the pandemic, Batam and Bintan were popular weekend trips for Singaporeans. Accordingly, this travel bubble between Indonesia and Singapore is a great boost for tourism.