Health Clearance requirements for entry between Batam and Singapore during COVID-19

Entry Requirements For Visitor Entering Batam

Indonesia Government has banned all leisure short term traveller entering Batam.

Only those that meet the requirement below are allow to enter.

  • Holders of limited stay permit cards (KITAS) and permanent residence permit cards (KITAP) 
  • Holders of diplomatic residence permits (izin tinggal diplomatik) and official residence permits (izin tinggal dinas)
  • Medical and food aid and support personnel 
  • Sea, air and land transportation crew members 
  • Foreigners working on national strategic projects 

The aforementioned categories of foreign nationals would still need to meet the following requirements: 

  • Possess a health certificate in English issued by the health authority of their country
  • No travel history to COVID-19 affected countries/regions in the 14 days prior to entry into Indonesia 
  • Be prepared/willing to be quarantined for 14 days by the Indonesian authorities
  • Travellers without health certificates, or with health certificates issued more than 7 days prior, or whose health certificates do not include a negative PCR test result, will have to undergo a COVID-19 test on arrival. Those who test positive will be sent to local hospitals. Those with non-reactive results will be referred to quarantine facilities for PCR testing. The individual will have to bear all subsequent quarantine fees and charges.

Entry Requirement for entering Singapore

Please be informed that effective on 27th March 2020, all travelers must now submit the electronic health declaration before entering Singapore, using the SG Arrival Card e-Service. You can do so up to three (3) days before your arrival in Singapore.
This applies to ALL travelers namely  Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, Long-Term Pass holders (Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass and Long-Term Visit Pass), Work Pass holders.
For details, visit their website or download the SG Arrival Card App for free on Google Play or Apple App Store.
Health Clearance Requirements:

From 16 March 2020, all short-term visitors who are nationals of any ASEAN, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam must submit requisite information on their health condition for clearance before their intended date of travel into Singapore.

All applicants from ASEAN Countries besides Singapore must ensure that their applications have been approved by Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) before their travel to Singapore.
Approved applications will be verified by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the Singapore checkpoints. Short-term visitors who arrive in Singapore without the necessary approval, or proof of address they are staying where they will serve the 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN), or do not meet prevailing entry requirements, will be denied entry into Singapore.
All nationals of ASEAN countries are advised to obtain the approved health clearance from the Singapore Ministry of Health before making their travel bookings.
Where to submit the Health Clearance Application?
Those intending to visit Singapore are to submit the required information at or click here.
Important Information for Applicants:
The processing time for all applications is between 14 – 21 days.
The outcome of the application will be sent to the email address provided.
Please ensure you have a copy of the approval for verification at the Singapore checkpoints.
Only one application per traveller will be processed at any one time.
Please submit a new application if there are changes to any of the items in the Health Clearance Form that has been submitted / approved. The most current application will be treated as a new application and only the most current application will be processed.
Approvals are valid for 14 days from date of approval.
Important Information on Arrival in Singapore
All short-term visitors entering Singapore who have travelled to the following countries within the last 14 days will be issued a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN):
Travel History in the last 14-days in Countries/RegionsFor Singapore Residents and Long-Term Pass HoldersFor Short-Term Visitors
Hubei province (mainland China)14-day quarantineNot allowed entry or transit
All other countries/regions14-day SHN
Short-term visitors who will be put on SHN must provide proof of the place where they will serve the 14-day SHN, for example a hotel booking covering the entire period, or a place of residence that they or their family members own.
The SHN and health declaration requirement will not apply to travellers who are transiting in Singapore without leaving the transit area.
For clarifications on SHN, please click here.

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Those with existing Horizon Ferry Tickets that are expiring during the COVID-19 lockdown will be extended till December 2020.

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12 thoughts on “Health Clearance requirements for entry between Batam and Singapore during COVID-19”

  1. Hi
    May I know what is the requirment to go batam for two day one night tour I am A Singaporean, for example any VISA require? health certificate in English issued by the health authority of their country requre?
    any other requirment?

    1. HorizonFastFerry

      Hi Afia, can u call our office at +65 6276 6711. Our staff will help you with your question.

      Thank you
      Horizon Fast Ferry

  2. Hi, I need to travel to batam on business purposes. I will get the sponsors letter from batam counterpart. Move in to this what should I do

  3. Mohamed Yusoff Bin Ismail

    Hello i had a property in Batam (documented) can i travel to Batam. since i bought it i never had chance to stay. If can what are the requirements. My phone number 90256117

    1. HorizonFastFerry

      Hi,right now only visitor with Kitas are allowed to travel Batam. But on the 26th Oct, there will be a announcement on opening up a Green lane for official and business traveller. You may be allow to get a sponsor in Batm to get you documentation to come to Batam. I will email you again regarding those updates.

      Thank you

      1. Any updates on the green lane between Batam and Singapore, I hold Singapore PR and Indonesia KITAS do I need to undergo SHN /14 days Quarantine if I want to go back to Singapore.

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