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‘It’s ludicrous’: The stranded Australians who now have to pay thousands for hotel quarantine to come home – SBS News

Australians and permanent residents are allowed to return to the country during the coronavirus pandemic. But as of Saturday, most will be billed thousands of dollars for their hotel quarantine.

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The majority of Australians returning home from overseas will now have to pay up to $3,000 each to cover their mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine.
On Saturday, NSW and SA joined Queensland, WA and NT in forcing returnees to foot the bill for accommodation and food, while Victoria remains closed to international arrivals.
State and territory governments insist they have given Australians and permanent residents more than enough time to come back and take advantage of free hotel quarantine over r…

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