Nongsa Batam VTL Guide 2022 – Everything you need to know

Expat lifeLifestyle
14 Apr 2022
4 mins read
Written by Team Instarem

Can Singaporeans travel to Batam now?


It’s a BIG YES!


As of 22 February 2022, Singaporeans can travel to Nongsa, Batam.


Well, it’s not like you can skip the PCR and ART tests- the requirements are pretty similar to the air travel VTLs (Vaccinated travel lanes).

But hey, ferry VTLs are awesome for people who don’t want to go too far and want a quick recharge.


The best part is the cost! It’s going to cost you less than $1000 for a 3D2N stay. To put it into perspective, it’s roughly the same cost for a one-night at a 5-star hotel in Singapore.


If you are ready to plan your big escape, let’s dive right into the pool of information! 

Ferry to Batam

Currently, only Batam Fast operates to Nongsapura ferry terminal and they are the designated ferry for VTL. Here are the ticket prices:


Type Destination Price in SGD 
One way Batam to Singapore $78 
One way Singapore to Batam $60 
Round trip Singapore <> Batam $98 


Take note that prices are applicable to all age group and nationalities and include the following:


  • Ticket fare
  • Surcharge
  • Singapore passenger departure fee (SGD 7)
  • Batam passenger departure fee (SGD 8)


Alternatively, you can go for the VTL packages that are available which include the ferry cost, PCR tests and insurance.


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Batam Resorts Near Nongsapura Ferry Terminal

With a quick look at the packages that are currently available, you can find 2D1N, 3D2N and 8D7N packages.


To be honest, a week in Batam might be a far stretch. You might want to consider a 3D2N trip – it’s just right for a recharge.


Here are three resorts for a 3-day 2-night trip for your consideration:


Resort Name What’s special? Price  
BatamView Beach Resort  
  • Daily international breakfast 
  • 2x dinner 
From SGD318 per night 
Nongsa Point Marina Resort  
  • International Breakfast. 
  • 1x Dinner at Selera Restaurant. 
  •  One Time BBQ / Steamboat on the table. 
  •  20 minutes Paddle Board. 
From SGD647.68 per night 
Nongsa Point Marina Resort 
  • 9 Holes Golf in Tamarin and 18 holes Golf in Tering Bay or Palm Spring.
  • International Breakfast.
  • 1x Dinner at Selera Restaurant.
  • One Time BBQ / Steamboat on the table.
  • 20 minutes Paddle Board. 


From SGD697.79 per night 
Turi Beach Resort  
  • Daily International Buffet Breakfast.
  • 3 kind of cookies with a cup of tea 


From SGD319 per night 


Accurate as of 23 Mar 2022


Most packages will include the following:


  • Insurance with coverage of up to $30,000
  • Complimentary land transfer
  • 2x PCR test on departure


A word of advice: Check your packages for the number of people included.


And if you are wondering “Is Montigo Resorts open?” YES, but it doesn’t seem like they have any promotional packages yet. Prices are available on their website.


You might want to check in with Montigo if you can follow the VTL requirements without a package deal with them.


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What else to take note of for the trip?

  • Contact host before you purchase for availability and eligibility
  • Ferry trips are available Thursdays to Sundays only
  • Filling up E-HAC Health Declaration before entering Indonesia is required

Wait, how should I travel again?

If you need a little reminder of how to travel, here are 9 steps to get you warmed up for travel again.


Don’t forget to:


  • Download COVID-19 tracing apps
    • Indonesia is using PeduliLindungi and Bluepass for contact tracing.
  • Bring along your amaze card on your trip.


Pair up any Mastercard bank cards with Instarem’s amaze card and you get to enjoy:


  • Enjoy fantastic FX rates with every overseas purchase.
  • Earn InstaPoints on FX spends and redeem them as cashback or discounts on overseas money transfers.


*Don’t have the amaze card yet? Sign up now before your trip kicks off!


Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only. All details are obtained from Batam Fast and Batam resorts and are accurate at the time of publishing. Instarem has no affiliation or relationship with products or vendors mentioned.

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