Updated: 04/12/2014 00:53

Expect heavy traffic at checkpoints over Good Friday weekend



Expect heavy traffic at checkpoints over Good Friday weekend

Traffic is expected to be heavy at both the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints over the Good Friday long weekend next week. 

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) says traffic volume at the two land checkpoints is expected to build up from Thursday and will continue till Sunday.

And travellers using the land checkpoints during these periods can expect delays. 

For departure, traffic at both checkpoints are expected to be particularly heavy on the eve of Good Friday.

ICA says those departing from Woodlands Checkpoint are advised not to walk into the Checkpoint via the link bridge during this peak period, but to make use of public transport instead. 

For arrival, traffic at both checkpoints are expected to be particularly heavy on Easter Sunday.

ICA says travellers have a part to play. 

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 says drivers should car-pool and maintain lane discipline at all times. 

Eligible users (Singaporeans, Singapore Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders) are encouraged to use the enhanced Immigration Automated Clearance System (eIACS) lanes at the bus halls for immigration clearance. 

ICA says travellers must ensure that they are carrying their own passports before presenting for immigration clearance at the checkpoints; and make sure they do not bring unlawful or prohibited goods into or out of Singapore. 

The list of controlled and prohibited items can be found on ICA'swebsite

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