I've played both in tournaments and online where all tickets with the same countries were scored identically.
It's just a really good draw, consider yourself lucky when that happens.
This is the entire section from the official rules (PDF) that discusses country-to-country tickets.
12 Destination Tickets connect either city-to-country or country-to country. To complete a city-to-country ticket you must connect from the
city name on the ticket to one of the countries listed on the ticket. To
complete a country-to-country ticket you must connect from the primary
country on the ticket to one of the other countries listed. The points
earned at game's end are those of the highest scoring connection
completed from among the possible country destinations marked on the
ticket. If none of the possible connections was made, the points lost are
those corresponding to the lowest value on the ticket.
Nothing about no repeats is mentioned there.