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Traveling to or from Singapore for the upcoming Chinese New Year? If you are traveling by road, expect high traffic and congestion at the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints.
According to Channel News Asia, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Singapore said that traffic from Singapore to Johor is expected to be heavy between 17 to 28 January, while traffic headed to Singapore would be heavy between 25 to 28 January.
Delays are inevitable with a large number of people passing through the land checkpoints due to security checks. Travelers are advised to factor in the additional time needed for immigration clearance while making their travel plans.
To avoid causing delays, travelers are reminded to ensure that their passports have a validity of at least six months, and not to bring prohibited items. Controlled items should be declared to customs officers.
Motorists are also warned against cutting queues as severe action will be taken.
ICA said that it will continue to take necessary measures to improve clearance efficiency as much as possible without compromising security, and will continue to work with the traffic police.