ICA: Heavy traffic expected at land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas from 29 Mar – 1 Apr 2018

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Starts29 Mar 2018 (Thu)Ends1 Apr 2018 (Sun)
Location Land Checkpoints

With the Good Friday holiday coming up on 30 March 2018, traffic flow through the land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas is expected to be heavy, particularly from Thursday, 29 March to Sunday, 1 April 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.

The BioScreen system has been progressively implemented at all checkpoints to capture the thumbprints of arriving and departing travellers. With security checks, traffic build-up is inevitable, especially when a large number of travellers use the checkpoints at the same time. Travellers are advised to adjust their travel plans if possible.

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 LTA’s One Motoring website or via the Expressway Monitoring & Advisory System (EMAS) installed along the BKE and AYE respectively.

For more Traffic Information:

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.

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