'Really frustrating!' UK expats in Australia unable to visit family due to strict rules

She told the i: “We had 24 hours to decide what to do. By all means the news from New South Wales is terrific and extremely exciting and relieving for many – one of whom is me who hasn’t seen my sister in over two years and my partner in over 18 months – but many are understandably waiting to see how it works.

“It’s the nitty-gritty details we are waiting for while we navigate this new system of booking remotely affordable flights that actually have a chance of flying.”

Australia has some of the strictest Covid laws in the world, with internal borders in place between states.

Sydney has recently finished a 107 day lockdown and citizens will only be allowed to travel internationally on November 1. 

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