First Day Singapore Opens the Door, Here's Condition in Batam Center International Port
The implementation of TCA between Indonesia and Singapore began on Monday (26/10/2020). Here are the condition in Batam Center International Port.
Editor: Putri Larasati Anggiawan
At around 10:00 WIB, not a single visitor was seen crowding the location.
Meanwhile, one of the Batam Fast ship agent officers, Nasran, admitted that the ferry schedule is still the same as before, namely one departure and one arrival in one day.
Batam Fast is still implementing an odd-even day system with other ship operators, namely Sindo Ferry.
The Batam Fast ship departure schedule is at 9:20 WIB and arrival at 12:30 WIB on even days.
"Usually (before the pandemic) there were 15 voyages per day, now only once," said Nasran.
Meanwhile, Sindo Ferry departs every 10:45 WIB, and arrives at 13:20 WIB on odd days. Both of them departed for Tanah Merah, Singapore.
Meanwhile, the number of passengers, according to Nasran, is still relatively small. He stated that the coinciding with the opening of the TCA route would not automatically increase the number of passengers.
"We have not been socialized about the TCA," he said.
Currently, prospective passengers who want to buy boat tickets are required to bring along the required documents, such as a PCR examination result within 72 hours, a permit or residence permit, and fill out an Electronic Health Declaration form.
"Boat ticket rates are still normal prices," added Nasran. (TRIBUNBATAM.id/Hening Sekar Utami)