Singapore and Indonesia are in ongoing talks to establish a safe travel corridor between the two destinations.
According to Indonesian tourism and creative economy minister Sandiaga Uno, the safe travel corridor would be between Singapore, Batam Nongsa and Bintan Lagoi.
Uno also stated that the purpose of the travel corridor is to attract Singaporeans to holiday in Indonesia, not the other way around. This would mean that Indonesian citizens would not be permitted to travel to Singapore.
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Proposals include track and trace technology being used to monitor all travellers and tourists needing to show a negative PCR test upon arrival. Additional safe measures include Indonesia sealing off specific holiday spots to keep it safe amid the pandemic. Domestic tourists who have been vaccinated and show a negative COVID-19 result may enter if they wish.
Excitingly, it would also reactivate direct ferry routes from Singapore to Batam and Bintan. Perfect if you love the sea!
The Singapore and Indonesia travel corridor could be launched as soon as April 21. It’s good news for Singaporeans if this goes ahead, but don’t pack your bags just yet. We will bring you the latest news on this as it happens.