Over 2.4 million travellers clear Woodlands, Tuas checkpoints over Hari Raya Haji long weekend

ICA said traffic is expected to remain very heavy at both land checkpoints throughout the rest of the June school holidays, which end on June 23. - PHOTO: IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): More than 2.4 million travellers cleared the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints over the recent Hari Raya Haji long weekend between June 13 and June 17.

More than 530,000 travellers crossed on June 14 alone, a record number of people passing through the land checkpoints in a single day, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a Facebook post on June 18.

The figure exceeds the previous record, set a day earlier on June 13, when more than 510,000 travellers crossed the two land checkpoints.

“The record number of travellers, coupled with more car travellers, resulted in prolonged traffic tailbacks extending from Malaysia,” added ICA.

ICA said it monitors traffic conditions in real time and deploys officers accordingly to manage the changing traffic situation.

Traffic is expected to remain “very heavy” at both land checkpoints throughout the rest of the June school holidays, which end on June 23.

ICA advised travellers to check the traffic conditions before embarking on their journey and to factor in more time for immigration clearance. - The Straits Times/ANN

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