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Response to Thyla (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 04:27 AM

4. Tourists coming here would really bother me...

I heard the EU was opening up to tourists, and Australia is one of the countries, even though we're not reciprocating just yet. It's way too soon to be letting international tourists in, and while I detest ScoMo, at least he's being sensible about that...

When it comes to Australian citizens coming home, I'm so torn on it. I get that the hotel quarantine system can collapse with too much pressure, or go all-out stupid and dangerous like what happened in Melbourne, but being an Australian citizen means that there's the reassurance that we can enter Australia anytime we want or need to. To not have that reassurance is scary. I never realised there were so many expat Aussies overseas until this happened, and because I wasn't paying attention I assumed most came home in the first few weeks after the borders closed. The answer is that the Australian government has to sort out some sort of reliable quarantine that can cope with the influx. There's a finite number of Australians stranded overseas, so it's not like it'd last forever. But.....I do think it gets to a point where some returnees do need to help fund the costs of their quarantine. My sympathy levels are low after watching people staying in really expensive Sydney hotels whinging about the quality of their meals etc, and also the ones who escape and put the entire country at risk by going shopping while they're in quarantine....

Hope you stay safe. Spain's one of my must-see destinations once we can all start travelling again

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