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SG launches first sea-based VTL from Indonesia

Singapore hopes the VTL will help gradually restore transport connectivity.

The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore announced it will launch the first vaccinated travel lane (VTL) arrangement via sea from Batam and Bintan in Indonesia.

Fully vaccinated travellers from Batam and Bintan may enter Singapore under the sea VTL from 25 February, and applications for the pass will open on 22 February at 10:00 am. The sea VTL will allow up to 350 travellers from NIFT in Batam and another 350 travellers from BBTFT in Bintan to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal weekly.

Currently, Indonesia allows travellers from Singapore to travel under its travel bubble to Nongsapura International Ferry Terminal in Batam and Bandar Bintan Telani Ferry Terminal.

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