Travel bubbles should restore the economy of these two cities and provide them with a high multiplier effect
Jakarta: Indonesia has allowed quarantine-free cross-border travel between Singapore and the two cities of Batam and Bintan, in a bid to revive the tourism sector in the two regions, an official said.
“The government has encouraged the travel bubble between the cities of Batam, Bintan and Singapore to stimulate the recovery of the tourism industry,” Coordinating Minister of Economy Airlangga Hartarto told a virtual press conference.
With negative coronavirus test documents within the past 72 hours, visitors to Singapore with full Covid-19 vaccinations are allowed to enter the two cities via Nongsa Batam and Telani Bintan boat terminals, reports the Xinhua news agency.
Visitors must have insurance with a guarantee of S$30,000 ($22,300) to activate Indonesian Covid-19 tracing programs and track applications.
Febry Calvin Tetelepta, deputy of Indonesia’s presidential personnel office for infrastructure, energy and investment, said on Monday that the uncertain conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic in the two countries had repeatedly delayed the plan.
The travel bubbles should restore the economy of these two cities and provide them with a high multiplier effect, Tetelepta said.
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