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Quarantined travellers struggling to get home after being let out

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The journey to get home continues tonight for hundreds of Australians who have returned from overseas because of coronavirus.

The journey to get home continues tonight for hundreds of Australians who have returned from overseas because of coronavirus.

They've finished their 14-day quarantine in Sydney's hotels but now face a new challenge of working out how they get interstate when flights are disappearing by the day.

"We had a connecting flight originally to go to Brisbane, we weren't allowed to take it," traveler Sinclair Bryant told 9News.

"We've booked two flights since – both cancelled."

Ms Bryant, 21, said she was too you to hire a car but a woman in a Facebook group she made for the hotel-confined returnees had offered to drive them.

Ms Bryant has already done two weeks quarantine in Berlin and two in Sydney, and faces the possibility of two more when she gets to Queensland.

With domestic flights reduced to just a handful a day, getting home quickly is becoming increasingly difficult for travelers who have already had long journeys.

Joan Cooke, 74, has finally managed to get a seat on a flight to Perth tomorrow.

"We've got the flight booked for 9am but we've had this before and it's got cancelled, so we just hope this one goes ahead," she said.

She's applied for entry to Western Australia and is preparing to isolate again, facing the reality of missing her daughter's upcoming 50th birthday.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-hotel-quarantine-travellers-struggling-return-home-interstate/a4098ac1-6d36-474c-aa9c-42c659893567

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