Indonesia to allow fully vaccinated Singapore travellers to enter Batam, Bintan for leisure

24/1/2022 10:56:00 AM

Indonesia to allow fully vaccinated Singapore travellers to enter Batam, Bintan for leisure

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Indonesia to allow fully vaccinated Singapore travellers to enter Batam, Bintan for leisure

BINTAN - After two years of lull in tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic, the popular Indonesian holiday islands of Bintan and Batam are finalising plans to reopen their shores to leisure travellers from Singapore. Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto on Monday (Jan 24) said the Indonesian government was now prepared to launch the travel bubble as the...

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto on Monday (Jan 24) said the Indonesian government was now prepared to launch the travel bubble as the Covid-19 cases on the two islands are under control.He did not give a date they were working towards for the reopening.

They must be fully vaccinated and must have stayed in Singapore for at least 14 days prior to their arrival, according to a circular by Indonesia's Covid-19 task force.Singapore had earlier announced a unilateral vaccinated travel lane (VTL) with Indonesia on Nov 29.

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The Straits Times The Straits Times file, KTM Resort Batam, Bintan Lagoon Resort BINTAN - After two years of lull in tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic, the popular Indonesian holiday islands of Bintan and Batam are finalising plans to reopen their shores to leisure travellers from Singapore.Copy to clipboard https://str.Copy to clipboard https://str.Read full article 24 January 2022, 8:16 am · 1-min read A man stands as he travels on a wooden boat near a port in Tanjungpinang, on the island of Bintan JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia opened up two islands close to Singapore to visitors from the city-state on Monday, officials said, as part of calibrated moves to reboot its tourism sector while controlling the spread of COVID-19.

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto on Monday (Jan 24) said the Indonesian government was now prepared to launch the travel bubble as the Covid-19 cases on the two islands are under control. All required protocols for the bubble have been put in place, he said. Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto on Monday (Jan 24) said the Indonesian government was now prepared to launch the travel bubble as the Covid-19 cases on the two islands are under control. "The Indonesian government is encouraging the establishment of travel bubble between Batam, Bintan and Singapore. On Friday (Jan 21), Pakistan recorded 7,678 new cases, its largest known tally since the Covid-19 pandemic began.. "The Indonesian government is encouraging the establishment of travel bubble between Batam, Bintan and Singapore..reuters.

This would help spur tourism," Mr Airlangga said.. The government has taken stern measures - such as threatening to shut off cellphone service, hold back salaries and prevent air travel - to increase vaccination numbers in the face of widespread hesitancy. He did not give a date they were working towards for the reopening. The announcement came ahead of the Leaders' Retreat between Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday. He did not give a date they were working towards for the reopening. Under the arrangement, travellers from Singapore are allowed to enter Indonesia via Nongsapura ferry terminal in Batam and Bandar Bentan Telani ferry terminal in Bintan. When the government tried to impose similar measures last year, the resistance became violent on several occasions. They must be fully vaccinated and must have stayed in Singapore for at least 14 days prior to their arrival, according to a circular by Indonesia's Covid-19 task force. Under the arrangement, travellers from Singapore are allowed to enter Indonesia via Nongsapura ferry terminal in Batam and Bandar Bentan Telani ferry terminal in Bintan. Once Asia's COVID-19 epicentre, Indonesia has seen a rise in infections lately following months of containment, including from the Omicron variant.

They must also show a negative PCR test taken within three days before departing Singapore and take another when they arrive in Indonesia. Other requirements include a holiday insurance package that would cover hospital treatment worth S$30,000 for the travellers. They must also show a negative PCR test taken within three days before departing Singapore and take another when they arrive in Indonesia. "Preachers at mosques will not stop worshippers from coming to mosques because avoiding them would only invite God's wrath at a time when people need his mercy. Singapore had earlier announced a unilateral vaccinated travel lane (VTL) with Indonesia on Nov 29. That VTL later required quarantine for visitors from Indonesia, following a rise in Covid-19 cases in the country, according to Ms Pauline Suharno, secretary general of Indonesia's travel agency association. Singapore had earlier announced a unilateral vaccinated travel lane (VTL) with Indonesia on Nov 29. [[nid:553377]] A Straits Times check on Sunday and Monday found port workers at the Bandar Bentan Telani ferry terminal, in Bintan, putting on the final touches to welcome Singaporeans and ensure they travel safely. Karachi, the port city of about 15 million people, recorded a positivity rate of 46 per cent, meaning nearly one in every two tests was returning positive.

At the ferry terminal, RT-PCR test desks have been set up and standing banners inform travellers to download the PeduliLindungi app, the Indonesian equivalent of Singapore's TraceTogether app, to facilitate contact tracing. A Straits Times check on Sunday and Monday found port workers at the Bandar Bentan Telani ferry terminal, in Bintan, putting on the final touches to welcome Singaporeans and ensure they travel safely. Hotels and tour operators were upbeat about the reopening. In the last two years, some hotels such as Bintan's Cassia beachfront apartment hotel have had to slash their rates by half to stay afloat. Hotels and tour operators were upbeat about the reopening. Ms Pauline said tour operators, and spas are planning to give discounts to attract Singaporeans. "We have heard plans of this travel bubble a few times. Ms Pauline said tour operators, and spas are planning to give discounts to attract Singaporeans.

Hopefully, this time around they are really going ahead," she told The Straits Times. But recovery takes time. Hopefully, this time around they are really going ahead," she told The Straits Times. "They (Singaporeans) need to talk to their bosses, find colleagues to stand in while they go on holiday. Not like bosses in Indonesia who are more flexible and may tolerate last-minute leave requests," she added. "They (Singaporeans) need to talk to their bosses, find colleagues to stand in while they go on holiday. This article was first published in .

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