Heavy visitors at Woodlands, Tuas checkpoints anticipated for remainder of June: ICA, Latest Singapore News
The traveller quantity by the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints over the latest weekend from June 17 to 19 has elevated to 278,000 per day, in contrast with 267,000 per day the previous weekend, mentioned the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Wednesday (June 22).
The latest weekend’s traveller quantity can be larger than on the Vesak Day weekend, which noticed 224,000 travellers per day, and the Good Friday weekend with 149,000 travellers per day.
Traffic stream by the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints has been consistently heavy since the start of the June school holidays, mentioned ICA.
ICA expects continued heavy visitors for the rest of June.
“Travellers can expect delays during this period and are advised to adjust their travel plans, where possible, to avoid being caught in the traffic jams,” mentioned ICA.
They are suggested to consider further time for immigration clearance and keep away from the next peak hours:
• Saturday (June 25): 6am to 9am, and 9pm to 11.59pm.
• Sunday (June 26): 6am to 8am.
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• Weekdays until June 24: 10pm to 11.59pm.
• Saturday (June 25): 9pm to 11.59pm.
• Sunday (June 26): 6pm to 11.59pm.
Travellers departing through Woodlands Checkpoint ought to observe that the Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia has been upgrading its arrival immigration automotive cubicles at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar since June 6, mentioned ICA. Booths which might be being upgraded won’t be operational.
Before travelling, motorists ought to examine the visitors scenario on the land checkpoints on the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) One Motoring website or through the Expressway Monitoring and Advisory System put in on the Bukit Timah Expressway and Ayer Rajah Expressway respectively.
Motorists may check ICA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for visitors updates.
To keep away from getting caught in visitors jams on the land checkpoints, travellers can take both the cross-border bus providers offered by public bus operators or the shuttle prepare providers through the Woodlands Train Checkpoint, as a substitute of driving into Malaysia in personal autos.
To guarantee a clean immigration clearance, travellers are reminded to make sure that their passports have a remaining validity of six months or extra.
Singapore everlasting residents who’ve renewed their passports must switch their re-entry permits to the brand new passports.
Long-term move holders might want to notify ICA or the Ministry of Manpower of any change of their passport particulars.
Drivers of foreign-registered autos coming into Singapore will need to have a sound automobile entry allow, LTA approval e-mail and Autopass card.
All short-term guests, together with in-principle approval holders, should submit their Singapore arrival card (SGAC) with well being declaration inside three days previous to their arrival in Singapore.
Arriving travellers who are usually not totally vaccinated will obtain a seven-day stay-home discover through the e-mail handle offered of their SGAC declaration.
Travellers must also not usher in prohibited gadgets. They ought to proactively make declarations to ICA officers if they’re carrying dutiable or managed gadgets.
Departing travellers driving Singapore-registered automobiles will need to have at the least three-quarters of the tank crammed with gasoline.
Offenders could also be issued with a composition wonderful of as much as $500 or prosecuted in courtroom. They might be turned again on the land checkpoints and barred from continuing with their journey into Malaysia, mentioned ICA.