KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 11) : All 6,480 tickets sold by bus operator Causeway Link under the Malaysia-Singapore land vaccinated travel lane (VTL) were snapped up within hours on Monday (Jan 10) ahead of Chinese New Year, The Straits Times reported.

According to the Singapore state-owned media, sale of tickets for trips on the first six days of February — including the first day of Chinese New Year on Feb 1 — commenced at 10am on Monday.

Tickets from Transtar Travel, which went on sale last week, were also snapped up, said The Straits Times.

According to the daily, Causeway Link and Transtar Travel are the only two bus operators plying the route under the Malaysia-Singapore land VTL.

It also reported that due to rising Covid-19 infections globally amid the spread of the Omicron variant, on Dec 22 last year Singapore suspended the sale of new VTL tickets for travel into the Republic or Malaysia until Jan 20.

The authorities also temporarily halved quotas for the number of travellers allowed to cross the Causeway under the land VTL from Jan 21, said The Straits Times, adding that the authorities have yet to lift the measure.

A spokesman for Causeway Link told the daily that demand is high but the Malaysian bus operator is not allowed to release more tickets, as stipulated by the government.

Edited by Pauline Ng

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