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Indonesia, Singapore to Start Quarantine-Free Travel Bubble for Fully Vaccinated

  • Quarantine-free travel arrangement will be reviewed every week
  • Indonesia in talks with India, Japan for similar bubble deals
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Quarantine-free travel resumed between Singapore and the nearby Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan on Monday, as the countries continue to prise open their borders despite rising Covid-19 cases.

The travel bubble arrangement, which is open to fully-vaccinated and insured visitors, will help boost tourism and other parts of the economy, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said in an online briefing. It covers people traveling by sea between Singapore and Nongsapura Ferry Terminal in Batam and Bintan Telani Port, he said.