Bubble Travel with Singapore has been postponed again

Batam (medialnews) – Plans to open limited borders through a travel bubble between Singapore and Nongsa in Batam, and Singapore and Bintan Resort in Bintan, Riau Islands, have been postponed again.

“Maybe not yet May 7. That’s why we have to keep pushing (the number of COVID-19 transmissions),” Riau Islands Governor Ansar Ahmad said on Tuesday in Batam, Riau Islands.

He said he met with the Singapore Consul General, who said the Travel Bubble plan could be implemented in August 2021.

Initially, the travel bubble between Nongsa-Singapore and Bintan-Singapore was opened on April 21, 2021, to coincide with Kartini Day. However, it was then postponed to May 7, 2021 and postponed until August 2021.

In the travel bubble implementation plan, the Singapore government is considering transmission of COVID-19. Even though in the special areas of Nongsa and Bintan Resort the transmission rate can be controlled, but overall in the Riau Islands it is increasing.

“We encourage that to talk ‘point by point.’ That means we are talking about Singapore-Nongsa and Singapore Bintan Resort. So we are really protecting the region. But Singapore is definitely going to consider the state of COVID-19. So we let’s pay attention to that, ”said the governor.

His party continues to push for the implementation of the travel bubble with Singapore, in order to revive the tourism sector which has collapsed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He expressed concern that if the borders for tourist travel are not opened soon, there will be layoffs at hotels and resorts.

“Because we also keep, do not let tourist areas still have employees, large-scale layoffs. We will increase our burden in the future, talking about economic growth,” he said.

Also Read: Luhut Said He Is In The Midst Of Negotiations With Multiple Countries To Open A Travel Bubble

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Journalist: Yuniati Jannatun Naim
Editor: Budi Suyanto
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