ICA: Keep away from peak hours if visiting Malaysia over the lengthy weekends

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If you’re planning to go to Malaysia over the Labour Day and Hari Raya Puasa holidays,   the Immigration, and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) advises that you just test the site visitors state of affairs and keep away from the anticipated peak hours.

“Site visitors circulation by means of the land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas is predicted to be heavy in the course of the upcoming lengthy vacation weekend,” ICA stated on Wednesday in a media launch. Northbound site visitors is predicted to be heavy between Friday and Saturday. Singapore-bound site visitors is predicted to be heavy from subsequent Tuesday (Could 3) by means of Wednesday (Could 4).

ICA says that about 436,800 used the land checkpoints in the course of the lengthy weekend that started with Good Friday.

“This quantity is predicted to be even larger for the upcoming Labour Day and Hari Raya Puasa holidays,” stated ICA.

Based mostly on 2019 knowledge, that’s, earlier than the pandemic closed borders, travellers leaving Singapore by way of the land checkpoints needed to watch for as much as 4 hours. These arriving by automobile needed to wait as much as an hour throughout the identical interval.

“Travellers are thus suggested to think about extra time for immigration clearance and test the site visitors state of affairs earlier than embarking on their journey.”

ICA launched the next schedule of peak hours, which travellers are suggested to keep away from.

Picture: Taken from ICA web site

Motorists are additionally suggested to test the site visitors state of affairs on the land checkpoints by means of the One Motoring web site or by way of the Expressway Monitoring & Advisory System (EMAS) put in alongside the BKE and AYE, respectively, stated ICA.

Travellers may also test ICA’s Fb and Twitter accounts for extra updates.

“As of Could 1 2022, cross-border bus companies plying throughout the Causeway and Second Hyperlink will resume operations,” ICA introduced, noting that that is a substitute for keep away from getting caught in an enormous site visitors jam.

ICA stated it could take the required measures to facilitate immigration clearance with out compromising safety.

“We will even work with the Site visitors Police to make sure highway self-discipline on the essential junctions resulting in the land checkpoints.”

“We search travellers’ understanding and cooperation to look at site visitors guidelines, preserve lane self-discipline and cooperate with officers on-site when utilizing the land checkpoints,” it added.

Extra particulars on ICA’s announcement could be discovered right here. /TISG

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