Tuas, Woodlands checkpoints: Waiting time for drivers anticipated to be 3 hours amid CNY interval

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SINGAPORE – Those departing for Malaysia by land checkpoints from Monday (Jan 16) to Friday ought to take into consideration additional time for immigration clearance, talked about the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Monday.

This is as a result of the authorities anticipate regular heavy guests at every the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints, with tailbacks anticipated from Malaysia. Next Sunday is the first day of Chinese New Year.

ICA talked about in an announcement that guests circulation by the land checkpoints has returned to pre-pandemic ranges all through peak hours, and that in the midst of the height of the Chinese New Year interval in 2019 – sooner than border closures owing to the Covid-19 pandemic – the widespread prepared time for travellers departing or arriving by automotive by the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints was about three hours.

More than 1,000,000 travellers handed by the checkpoints in the midst of the year-end trip season in 2022, with about 361,000 crossing every day.

“Motorists are also reminded to avoid queue-cutting as it can cause severe congestion and compromise the safety of other motorists,” talked about ICA, which moreover urged motorists to watch guests tips, protect lane self-discipline, and co-operate with officers on-site.

The authority steered motorists to confirm the guests state of affairs at every checkpoints by the Land Transport Authority’s OneMotoring website online, or the Expressway Monitoring and Advisory System put in on the Bukit Timah Expressway and Ayer Rajah Expressway, sooner than embarking on their journey.

Updates on guests conditions may even be posted on ICA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and broadcast on native radio stations Money FM 89.3, Kiss92, One FM 91.3, 96.3 Hao FM and UFM 100.3.

All short-term company, along with these with in-principle approval for a long-term transfer, are required to submit their SG Arrival Card with nicely being declaration contained in the three days earlier to their arrival in Singapore.

Due to the extreme amount of tourists and every day commuting for employment and analysis, Singapore residents, eternal residents and long-term transfer holders are exempted from submitting a nicely being declaration in the event that they’re returning to Singapore by the land checkpoints. They should submit a nicely being declaration within the occasion that they enter Singapore by sea and air checkpoints.

Travellers shouldn’t usher in prohibited devices paying homage to firecrackers and bak kwa, or roasted meat, and departing travellers in Singapore-registered cars are reminded to watch the three-quarter tank rule, talked about ICA.

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This article was first revealed in The Straits Times. Permission required for duplicate.


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