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Thousands Cross as One of World’s Busiest Borders Reopens

Vehicles queue to enter the Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore early on April 1, before crossing the causeway to Malaysia’s southern Johor state.
Vehicles queue to enter the Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore early on April 1, before crossing the causeway to Malaysia’s southern Johor state.Photographer: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images
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Thousands of people traveled between Malaysia and Singapore in cars, motorcycles and by foot on Friday after the land border separating the two nations reopened fully for the first time in two years.

The causeway links, one of the world’s busiest land crossings, opened at midnight last night, allowing vaccinated people to cross over without having to test or quarantine. People began gathering at the border checkpoint as early as 7:30 a.m. in Singapore, according to Straits Times and Channel News Asia, celebrating the possibility of reuniting with families and friends in Malaysia.