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Traffic to get heavy during festival

by October 26, 2016 General

SINGAPORE: Traffic flow through the land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas is expected to be heavy ahead of Deepavali on Saturday, according to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

In a statement by the authority, it said travellers could expect heavy departure traffic tomorrow while arrival traffic was expected to be particularly heavy next Monday.

The ICA said it would continue to take necessary measures to improve clearance efficiency as much as possible without compromising security.

“We seek travellers’ understanding and cooperation when using the checkpoints during the peak periods,” it said.

The ICA also reminded travellers to check and ensure that they have valid passports before setting off on their journey.

“The passports must have a remaining validity of six months or more,” it said.

The ICA said passports which had been reported lost or stolen can no longer be used for travel, even if they were found subsequently.

Any attempt to use the cancelled passports is an offence under the Passports Act and punishable with a fine of up to S$10,000 (RM29,800) or imprisonment of up to 10 years, or both, it said. — Bernama