The Spore to Bintan Batam ferries, On-arrival Covid-19 tests, passenger quotas dropped from April 1

SINGAPORE: Travel to Batam and Bintan by sea will from April 1 be simplified, with the quota of weekly passengers lifted, no more special designated vaccinated travel lane 'VTL' ferries and no more on-arrival tests. Anyone who is fully vaccinated will need to do only a pre-departure Covid-19 test within two days of taking the ferry to travel quarantine free, said Transport Minister S. Iswaran on Thursday 'March 24'. This can be in the form of a polymerase chain reaction test, a professionally administered antigen rapid test 'ART' or a self-administered ART that is remotely supervised by an ART provider. The changes are in line with the simplification of the VTL air links that Mr Iswaran announced on Thursday, as Singapore takes its most major steps yet to treat the coronavirus as Read More