Expect delays at checkpoints for Aidilfitri weekend

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has warned travellers to expect delays at the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints over the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri weekend.

The holiday falls on June 15, a Friday, this year.

Traffic flow is likely to be heavy, particularly from June 14 to June 18.

ICA said security at the checkpoints remains its top priority against any potential threats to Singapore.

"With security checks, traffic build-up is inevitable, especially when large numbers of travellers use the checkpoints at the same time. Travellers are advised to adjust their travel plans where necessary," it added.

It also reminded travellers to refrain from bringing into Singapore prohibited items such as "pop-pop", or little firework boxes also known as snappers, and chewing gum.

Those who bring in dutiable or controlled items such as meat products and potted plants need to proactively make declarations to ICA officers prior to checks.

They should also check and ensure they are using their own passports with a remaining validity of six months or more.

Before embarking on their journeys, motorists are advised by ICA to check the traffic situation at the checkpoints through the One Motoring website or via the Expressway Monitoring and Advisory System installed along the Bukit Timah Expressway and the Ayer Rajah Expressway.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2018, with the headline 'Expect delays at checkpoints for Aidilfitri weekend'. Print Edition | Subscribe