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Why Buying Travel Insurance is Important for a Short Trip to Batam?

24 Mar 2023 - Posted By Sindo Ferry

Are you planning a short trip to Batam, Bintan, or Tanjung Balai? While you may have planned your itinerary and made your travel arrangements, have you considered buying travel insurance? Most travelers tend to overlook the importance of travel insurance when traveling for a short period. However, the unforeseen can happen, and it is always best to be prepared. Here are some reasons why you should consider buying travel insurance for your short trip to Batam, Bintan, and Tanjung Balai.


Accidental Death & Permanent Disablement

A travel insurance policy covers accidental death and permanent disablement, ensuring that you and your loved ones are protected in case of an accident. The policy provides coverage of up to $50,000 for insured persons below the age of 70 years and $15,000 for those above 70 years.


Medical Expenses Incurred Overseas for Sickness or Injury

The last thing you would want on your vacation is to fall sick or get injured. However, if that happens, you can rest assured that you are covered. A travel insurance policy provides coverage of up to $20,000 for insured persons below the age of 70 years and $10,000 for those above 70 years for medical expenses incurred overseas due to sickness or injury.


Emergency Medical Evacuation & Repatriation

In case of a medical emergency, a travel insurance policy covers emergency medical evacuation and repatriation. This coverage provides up to $20,000 for emergency medical evacuation and up to $5,000 for repatriation.


Travel Delay & Baggage Loss

Travel delays and baggage loss can disrupt your travel plans and cause inconvenience. A travel insurance policy covers travel delay and baggage loss, providing compensation of up to $200 for travel delay ($50 per 3 hours) and up to $500 for baggage loss and damage ($100 per article). Additionally, the policy also covers up to $400 for baggage delay ($50 per 3 hours).


Personal Liability & Loss of Personal Money

Accidents can happen anywhere, and you could be held liable for damages. A travel insurance policy provides coverage of up to $200,000 for personal liability, ensuring that you are protected. The policy also covers loss of personal money, providing up to $200 in compensation.


Covid-19 Coverage

In the current pandemic situation, it is essential to be covered for Covid-19. A travel insurance policy allows you to add Covid-19 coverage for an additional $18 per person. The policy provides coverage of up to $100,000 for medical expenses reimbursement for hospitalization and up to $200,000 for emergency medical evacuation and repatriation of mortal remains to Singapore.


Travel Assistance Services

A travel insurance policy also provides travel assistance services, including travel information, emergency assistance services, pre-trip information services, inoculation requirements and visa requirements, interpreter referral, and loss of passport assistance.


Ferry Insurance by Etiqa

Sindo Ferry offers travel insurance (by Etiqa) for passengers traveling to Batam, Bintan, and Tanjung Balai. The policy costs only $8 per person and is available for Singapore residents such as Singaporeans, Singapore PR, long-term pass holders, student pass, work permit, and employment pass holders. However, the policy only covers travelers staying for up to five days. To process claims, Etiqa requires a Singapore address and local mobile number.



It's never too late to buy travel insurance! Even if you've already confirmed your ferry booking online or at the counter, you can still purchase the travel insurance at any time before your departure.

All you need to do is visit this page and follow the instructions. It's a quick and easy process that can give you peace of mind during your trip. And if you need more information about the coverage or any other details, you can visit this page for more information. Don't leave your travel plans to chance – get the protection you need with Sindo Ferry's travel insurance!