ICA issues advisory expecting heavy rush at Woodlands, Tuas checkpoints during Labour Day weekend

There is expectation of heavy traffic at both Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints during the long Labour Day weekend from April 28 to May 1. Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has advised travellers to adjust their travel plans.

Heavy traffic is expected at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints during Labour Day weekend.
Heavy traffic is expected at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints during Labour Day weekend. Photo courtesy: skyscrapercity.com

“With security checks, traffic build-up is inevitable, especially when a large number of travellers use the checkpoints at the same time. To avoid a surge of travellers and vehicles seeking clearance at the land checkpoints, travellers are advised to adjust their travel plans if possible,” ICA said.

While urging the travellers to hold valid passports, ICA said, “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.”

People have been advised to car-pool where possible, maintain lane discipline at all times and ensure that they do not bring unlawful or prohibited goods into or out of Singapore, ICA said.

It has also urged the eligible users – Singapore citizens, permanent residents and Long Term Pass holders – to use the enhanced Immigration Automated Clearance System (eIACS) lanes at the bus halls for immigration clearance.

For more information, the public can call 6863 0117, tune in to the radio for the latest traffic news, or visit http://onemotoring.com.sg and http://www.mytransport.sg to check traffic conditions before embarking on their journey.