ICA Advisory: Heavy traffic expected at land checkpoints from 8 – 12 Aug 2018

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Starts8 Aug 2018 (Wed)Ends12 Aug 2018 (Sun)
Location Land Checkpoints

With the National Day public holiday coming up on 9 August 2018, traffic flow through the land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas is expected to be heavy, particularly from Wednesday, 8 August to Sunday, 12 August 2018.

Travellers using the land checkpoints during this period can expect delays and should take note of this advisory.

Travellers Have a Part to Play

Security at checkpoints remains the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)’s top priority against any potential threats to Singapore. With security checks, traffic build-up is inevitable, especially when large number of travellers use the checkpoints at the same time. Travellers are advised to adjust their travel plans where necessary.

Travellers are reminded not to bring in prohibited items such as ‘Pop-Pop” and chewing gum. If travellers bring in dutiable or controlled items such as meat products, seafood and potted plants, they should proactively make declarations to ICA officers prior to checks. For more details, please visit the ICA website at www.ica.gov.sg.

Travellers are also reminded to check and ensure that they are using their own passports with a remaining validity of six months or more before setting off on their journey. There have been instances of Singaporeans presenting wrong passports or passports which have been reported lost for immigration clearance. Such cases will lead to delays and cause inconvenience to the passport holders and other checkpoints users.

These passports can no longer be used for travelling even if they are found subsequently. These passports will be cancelled by ICA, and any attempt to use them is an offence under the Passports Act and may be punished by a fine of up to $10,000 or imprisonment of up to 10 years, or both.

Traffic Information

Before embarking on the journey, motorists are advised to check the traffic situation at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints through One Motoring website or via the Expressway Monitoring & Advisory System (EMAS) installed along the BKE and AYE respectively.

For more Traffic Information:

  1. Call the traffic information hotline at 6863-0117;
  2. Tune in to the radio; or
  3. Visit One Motoring (www.onemotoring.com.sg) or MyTransport.SG portal (www.mytransport.sg).

Clearance Efficiency Without Compromising Security

The ICA will continue to take necessary measures to improve clearance efficiency as much as possible without compromising security.

ICA seeks travellers’ understanding and cooperation when using the land checkpoints during the peak periods.

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